Report: No Other Current Team, Personnel Implicated by NFL in WFT Email Investigation

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIOctober 16, 2021

Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder walks on the field prior to an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. Tampa Bay won 31-23. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Ex-Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned last Monday after emails containing racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language were found amid the NFL's investigation into sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations within the Washington Football Team organization.

On Friday, the Associated Press (h/t ESPN News Services) reported that none of the 650,000 emails that are part of the investigation contain similar language from current team or league employees.

A source told the AP that the league "did not identify other areas and other individuals it has to contact at club leadership or league leadership levels."

The source then mentioned the Raiders' former leader specifically, adding that "the NFL did not identify any problems anywhere near what you saw with Jon Gruden."

On Friday, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith called on the NFL to release all of the emails:

DeMaurice Smith @demauricesmith

The revelations in recent days about what Jeff Pash, Bruce Allen and others have said in private are both disrespectful and unacceptable in our sport, business and society and I have relayed my thoughts directly to the Commissioner with respect to this latest email release.

DeMaurice Smith @demauricesmith

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. Any evidence or knowledge that this has been suppressed must be brought to light.

The language found in Gruden's emails were sent to ex-WFT president Bruce Allen and others from 2011-2018. Gruden worked as an ESPN NFL analyst from 2009-2018 before being hired as the Raiders' head coach in 2018.

The Washington Football Team fired Allen after the 2019 season, when they went 3-13.


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