NFL has no plans to release further details of Washington football team investigation

In July, the league fined Washington $ 10 million after the investigation concluded that the club’s work environment was “very unprofessional”, especially for women.

The NFL said, “This review is over and we will not provide further details.”

On Tuesday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) said it plans to ask the league to make public the full conclusion of the investigation; Lawyers representing 40 former Washington football team employees and former NFL cheerleaders have also requested full disclosure.

Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, attorneys representing the 40 former employees of the Washington football team, said in a statement: “If the NFL deemed it appropriate to release these offensive emails from Jon Gruden, which she obtained during her investigation into the Washington football team, it must also publish the findings relating to the actual target of this investigation. ”

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden used race-insensitive language to describe NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in a 2011 email.

The New York Times reported on Monday that it had looked at more emails and found that Gruden, who would later resign from the team, denounced women employed as field officials, a team drafting an openly gay player and tolerance for the national anthem. demonstrators.

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“During the malpractice review for the Washington football team that ended this summer, the league was made aware of the existence of emails raising issues beyond the scope of this report. investigation, ”the NFL said.

“Over the past several months, under the direction of the Commissioner, senior NFL officials have reviewed the content of more than 650,000 emails, including emails from Gruden that were sent to an employee of the Washington football team Last week, executives presented a summary of that review to the commissioner and shared emails with Raiders executives regarding Coach Gruden.

“The league was actively waiting for the team to review them with Gruden. Gruden has since resigned.”

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Before resigning, Gruden told reporters: “All I can say is that I am not a racist. I cannot tell you how sick I am. I apologize again to De Smith, but I feel good about myself and what I’ve been doing my whole life. I apologize for the insensitive remarks. I had no racial intent with those remarks. “

The NFL said it did not publish any emails “during this process.”

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