The NFL Reportedly Refuses To Publicly Release 650k Emails Collected In WFT Investigation Following Jon Gruden Leak

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NFL players and WFT employees are demanding the league release 650k emails collected during their investigation of WFT’s toxic workplace environment this summer but it doesn’t appear that will happen any time soon.

According to a report by USA Today, the NFLPA has requested the NFL release the WFT emails after Gruden was found making racist, homophobic comments in emails with former WFT exec Bruce Allen.

Via USA Today

After learning that Jon Gruden’s emails with associates extended beyond a racist comment about NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, and also shed light on sexual misconduct within the Washington Football Team, the NFLPA plans to petition the NFL to release the findings of the investigation into the organization.

Union and NFL officials have had discussions about the emails, Smith said.

“We have had communications with the league, and the NFLPA plans to request that the NFL release the rest of the emails,” Smith said in a phone interview.

40 former WFT employees are also calling for the league to publicly release the emails.

The league however has reiterated to several outlets that they don’t plan to release the emails to the public or any materials related to the WFT investigation.

Via Washington Post

The NFL does not plan to reopen its investigation into the Washington Football Team and does not intend to publicly release any written materials related to the investigation conducted by attorney Beth Wilkinson, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday, despite calls for more transparency.

The league remained unwavering in those stances on Tuesday even as the NFL Players Association and others connected to the investigation sought access to more information about a trove of emails obtained by Wilkinson during her probe of the Washington team’s workplace.