Dan Snyder’s lawyer is firing back at the claim that his client intentionally leaked out emails on Jon Gruden thast ultimately cost him his job. Those claims came from a former Washington Football Team cheerleader.
“I believe Dan Snyder leaked these emails,” Melanie Coburn, who also served as the cheerleading team’s marketing director, told Fox News.
The messages, part of a league investigation into the WFT workplace culture, led to the resignation of Raiders coach Jon Gruden and raised questions about former Washington GM Bruce Allen.
“I believe [Snyder is] trying to put all the blame on Bruce Allen,” Coburn said.
On Wednesday, Dan Snyder’s lawyer sent out a statement denying all claims.
“Any suggestion by Ms. Coburn that anyone associated with the Washington Football Team was behind any leaks concerning Jon Gruden is categorically false and part of a pattern of misinformation being spread by Ms. Coburn,” Jordan Siev said in a statement issued to Fox News, via the New York Post.
Coburn also alleged that Snyder sent investigators to the homes of Washington cheerleaders seeking information about their relationship with Allen.
“I feel like he’s trying to pin everything on Bruce, right, and place all the blame for all of the bad culture on him, which just isn’t true,” she said.
Included in some of the emails were allegedly inappropriate photos of WFT cheerleaders shared between Snyder, Gruden and Allen.
“Nobody realizes that these women can’t speak up now,” Coburn said. “They’ve signed these [non-disclosure agreements], and if I don’t do it, I don’t know who else is going to do it.”