NFL has no plans to release Washington Football Team emails after Jon Gruden resigns, per report

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Jon Gruden has resigned from the Las Vegas Raiders after a series of emails revealing insensitive language. Gruden’s emails came to light after the league conducted an investigation into the Washington Football Team, emails the NFL has no intention of releasing, according to The Athletic.

The NFL believes that nothing from those emails should be reported to clubs or league officials. This goes against the NFLPA’s request for the league to release the remainder of the 650,000 reviewed emails regarding misconduct with the Washington Football Team. The NFL told USA Today that they have no plans to release the emails as a matter of confidentiality. The league also has no plans to reopen the Washington Football Team investigation, according to ESPN. Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent former Washington employees, have also asked the league to release the emails.

The NFL has been investigating Gruden for an email returned in 2011 in which he used a racist trope to criticize NFLPA Director DeMaurice Smith. Gruden admitted Friday that he also used profane language to describe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, leaking more emails that he “casually and often unleashed misogyny and homophobic language” during his tenure as “Monday Night Football” color commentator for ESPN from 2010 to 2018, when he returned to coach the NFL with the Raiders. In those emails, Gruden denounced female umpires and insulted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. A leaked email featured Gruden saying a former NFL security, who knelt during the national anthem, should be fired.

The emails were sent to then-president of the Washington team, Bruce Allen, while Gruden was at ESPN. Allen worked with Gruden when Gruden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders (first stint) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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