DC Attorney General Filed Lawsuit Against The Washington Commanders

Written by Tony Ghaul

On Thursday, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Thursday the filing of a second lawsuit against the Commanders. The team is accused of scheming to cheat fans out of ticket money.

The Commanders have allegedly not refunded those season ticket-holders whose contracts had already expired, and the total racks up to nearly $200,000, the lawsuit claims.

“Commanders executives seem determined to lie, cheat, and steal from DC residents in as many ways as possible,” Racine tweeted. “We’re holding them accountable.”

A spokesperson for the Commanders pushed back on Racine’s allegations, according to CNBC:

“The Team has not accepted security deposits for over 20 years in the case of premium tickets and over a decade in the case of suites, and we began returning them to season ticket holders as early as 2004,” a Commanders spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. “In 2014, as part of a comprehensive review, Team management was instructed to send notices to over 1,400 customers with deposits and return all security deposits requested.”

This lawsuit comes one week after Racine filed another suit against the Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the parties deceiving D.C. residents about an investigation into toxic workplace culture within the team.

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