The investigation into the Washington Football Team took another turn on Thursday.
Two House Democrats on Thursday pressed NFL Commissioner Goodell Goodell to provide Congress with eh findings of the league’s investigation into the Washington Football Team’s workplace and details of the NFL’s handling of the probe.
The move adds more pressure on league officials following the leak of emails containing homophobic, misogynistic and racist language.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) 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.”
The letter sent to the NFL specifically points to the report that in the NFL’s investigation attorney Beth Wilkinson conducted more than 150 interviews and collected 650,000 e-mails and other documents. The league refuses to make that information public.
“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.”