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According to the New York Times, a congressional committee looking into wrongdoing within the Washington Commanders N.F.L. franchise referred the case to the Federal Trade Commission.


  1. What did the 20-page letter to the FTC allege?
  2. What is the basis of the team’s categorical denial of financial impropriety?
  3. If true, what would the allegations mean regarding serious concerns inside the N.F.L.? 
  4. What does the term “juicing” mean, with respect to this story?


Belson, K. and J. Vrentas. (2022). Congress Refers Commanders’ Alleged Financial Malfeasance to F.T.C., April 12 (Retrievable online at