Mark Cuban gives Dan Snyder advice on how to deal with sexual harassment debacle
Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington NFL football team is dealing with an onslaught of criticism stemming from recent sexual harassment allegations that happened under his nose in recent years.
Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about sexual harassment debacles, as the Dallas Mavericks owner faced some serious allegations in 2018 that prompted a full-fledged investigation into the business side of the organization.
Nearly two years removed from the debacle, Cuban gave some advice to Dan Snyder — owner-to-owner — about how to face the music of this series of issues that have bubbled up after some serious franchise-wide criticism:
“If you know Dan Snyder, if you’re involved with the Redskins, if you connect to them, tell Dan and tell his senior management you’ve got to just recognize what you did right and what you did wrong,” Cuban said in his own radio show on Sirius XM NBA Radio, according to Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News. “You have to accept the mistakes you made. That’s painful. I made a lot of mistakes. And that’s the only way this is going to get resolved.”
Cuban pledged $10 million to help women’s organizations that combat domestic violence and support the leadership and development of women. He put his money where his mouth is, despite some doubting his ignorance of what went on in the workplace.
Dan Snyder already has the world falling on top of him, as the request to change the name of his franchise was closely followed by this investigation from The Washington Post, revealing 15 employees had been sexually harassed during their time working for the team.
Reporters like Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic and Nora Princiotti, now of The Ringer; had also experienced harassment from the Washington NFL team’s employees.
Cuban’s advice might just be one Dan Snyder has to welcome at this point, but it will take a while before he can mend his mistakes and build the “new culture” he vowed to inculcate in his franchise.