The NFL has no present plans to release any further emails that have been reviewed throughout its investigation into the Washington Football Team and the group’s tradition, the league confirmed to The Athletic.
The NFL mentioned apart from former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s emails that have been flagged, it hasn’t recognized something that wanted to be reported to membership or league management.
Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders on Monday evening after a New York Times report the identical day revealed he used racist, homophobic and sexist language in emails, together with some attacking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, over a number of years whereas working as an analyst on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”
The emails have been despatched over a seven-year interval to then-Washington group president Bruce Allen. Gruden labored with Allen in Oakland in his first stint with the Raiders and later with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Athletic obtained an e-mail during which Gruden referenced Michael Sam, the primary overtly homosexual participant drafted into the NFL, by the Rams in 2014, and mentioned Goodell mustn’t have pressured then-Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to draft “queers.”
In different emails, based on the Times, Gruden referred to Goodell on a number of events utilizing homophobic slurs and expletives, and in addition referred to as him a “clueless anti football pussy”; denounced the emergence of girls as referees; exchanged photographs of girls sporting solely bikini bottoms, together with a photograph of two Washington group cheerleaders; and mentioned Eric Reid, the previous 49ers and Panthers security who knelt in the course of the nationwide anthem, needs to be fired.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on Friday that Gruden used a racist trope frequent in anti-Black imagery in an e-mail when referring to NFLPA govt director DeMaurice Smith in the course of the 2011 lockout.
On Tuesday, Smith told USA Today that the NFLPA plans to petition the NFL to release the findings of the investigation into the Washington Football Team. Smith mentioned union and league officers have had discussions concerning the emails.
Attorneys for 40 former Washington Football Team staff launched an announcement on Tuesday.
“It is truly outrageous that after the NFL’s 10-month long investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the longtime culture of harassment and abuse at the Washington Football Team, the only person to be held accountable and lose their job is the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” the assertion learn. “Our clients and the public at large deserve transparency and accountability. If not, the NFL and Roger Goodell must explain why they appear intent on protecting the Washington Football Team and owner Dan Snyder at all costs.”
Players, coaches, and homeowners throughout the league have been reacting to the information of Gruden’s resignation, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers telling the Pat McAfee Show that “these opinions don’t have a spot within the recreation … that shit doesn’t fly.”
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