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15 women accuse Washington NFL team of sexual harassment, verbal abuse

DW: Fifteen women have accused the local football team in the US capital Washington D.C. of sexual harassment and workplace abuse during their tenure, according to the Washington Post.

A report published Thursday detailed dozens of instances of alleged sexual harassment against the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins.

They include women being told to wear revealing clothing and flirt with suite owners, a radio announcer routinely using sexual comments to describe female employees and the team COO calling a female employee "f*cking stupid" and demanded she wear a tight dress "so the men in the room have something to look at."

Among those accused of mistreatment are former team COO Mitch Gershman, former director of pro personnel Ale Santos, former president of business operations Dennis Greene and former radio announcer Larry Michael.

Michael suddenly announced his retirement earlier this week. Santos was fired from his position earlier this week after spending more than a decade with the team >>>