NFL won’t be releasing more from investigation after Gruden resignation, spokesman says
The NFL won’t be releasing more information from an investigation that resulted in the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden after leaked emails showed the use of racist, misogynistic and homophobic language, a league spokesman said Tuesday.
“Based on the material that we have reviewed, we haven’t identified anything that needed to be reported to club or league leadership,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Associated Press. “We have released no emails during this process.”
McCarthy’s statement comes after The New York Times reported that Gruden sent emails with racist, sexist and homophobic comments over a seven-year time frame.
DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), told USA Today Sports on Tuesday that the union will request all the information and approximately 650,000 emails from the investigation to be released to the public.
“We have had communications with the league, and the NFLPA plans to request that the NFL release the rest of the emails,” Smith told the news outlet.
The investigation began after workplace misconduct was reported among the Washington Football Team.
Gruden called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “f—–” and a “clueless anti football p—-” in one email, according to the Times.
The Wall Street Journal reported Gruden used racial tropes to describe Smith.
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