Ex-Washington Football staff need investigation findings to be launched
NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Former Washington Football Team staff referred to as for the National Football League (NFL) to make public the findings of its investigation into their ex-employer on Tuesday, as group house owners converged for the primary time in practically two years.
The NFL fined the Washington Football Team $10 million in July after an investigation by impartial counsel confirmed widespread “bullying and intimidation” and sexual harassment of feminine staff however didn’t droop group proprietor Dan Snyder. learn extra
Surrounded by reporters because the NFL kicked off its first in-person league assembly since December 2019, former Washington staff Melanie Coburn and Ana Nunez stated they have been delivering a letter to group house owners on the NFL’s “Social Justice Working Group” calling for the league to reveal its findings.
“Now is the time for the NFL to change course and take action to denounce past racist, sexist and homophobic conduct,” the letter learn. “The first step in doing so is transparency. The NFL must make public the findings of the investigation into the WFT.”
Asked for a response on Tuesday, the NFL stated it will make Commissioner Roger Goodell accessible for touch upon the matter later within the two-day league assembly.
Coburn, who was a cheerleader from 1997 to 2001 earlier than working in advertising and marketing for the group via 2011, instructed reporters she and the 11 others who signed the letter had requested “repeatedly” for a public launch from the NFL.
“I just felt compelled to be here in person,” she stated. “Let them know that we’re here, we’re human and we deserve to be heard.”
The New York Times earlier this month reported former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden used racist, misogynistic and homophobic language in emails that have been uncovered through the Washington Football Team investigation accomplished this summer time. learn extra
Citing the Gruden emails, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform earlier this month sent a letter to Goodell requesting paperwork and data on the investigation.
“The NFL’s lack of transparency about the problems it recently uncovered raise questions about the seriousness with which it has addressed bigotry, racism, sexism, and homophobia,” the committee stated, setting a deadline of Nov. 4 for its request.