Last week, the NFL said they found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, anti-gay or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach. Nobody truly believed that, and for good reason.
A person familiar with the documents said the NFL “did not identify other areas and other individuals it has to contact at club leadership or league leadership levels.”
“The NFL did not identify any problems anywhere near what you saw with Jon Gruden,” said the person, who did not address any other areas of potential issues found in the emails beyond similarities with Gruden’s comments.
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported two House Democrats pressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to provide Congress with the findings of the league’s investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace in the wake of leaked emails containing homophobic, misogynistic and racist language.
The league has refused to make that information public, but Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney sent a five-page letter asking Goodell to produce by Nov. 4 “all documents and communications obtained in connection with the investigation into the WFT, its management, its owners, and any other matter relating to or resulting from the WFT investigation.”
“We have serious concerns about what appears to be widespread abusive workplace conduct at the WFT and about the NFL’s handling of this matter,” the letter states.
Gruden resigned from his position last week after his comments came to light in emails written from 2011 to 2018 to then-Washington club executive Bruce Allen.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith also called for the league to release every email from the investigation.
“Our players deserve a full accounting of any other NFL misconduct, which is why we once again call for the league to release all of the emails from the Washington investigation,” Smith tweeted. “Any evidence or knowledge that this has been suppressed must be brought to light.”