Nor the invaders.
“The question we should be asking is not really [about] Jemelle Hill, contributing writer for The Atlantic, said the emails exist, but what the culture is in the NFL.
“And that culture has been around since the beginning of the NFL… It’s about all the people he’s been emailing to. And people realize he’s been emailing back and forth… So if that’s the attitude, if that’s what the group thinks In the NFL, blacks don’t have a chance to be in the leadership in the NFL at all because this isn’t just about Jon Gruden.”
“The way I was raised, the Raiders have always championed diversity,” he said, referring to the leadership of the late Al Davis, the previous owner.
“They had their first Latin midfielder, Tom Flores. He also became the second Latino coach. The first African American coach was Art Shell. And the first female CEO was Amy Trask.”
Mayock said Davis’ son and current owner, Mark, had had a “difficult week” but Mark Davis – during his three-year tenure as the general manager – “called for” diversity, social justice and anti-domestic violence.
On Tuesday, attorneys for 40 former Washington Football Club employees, whose complaints prompted the league’s investigation, called for the full disclosure of the NFL’s results.
“It is truly outrageous that after a 10-month NFL investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents relating to the old culture of harassment and abuse on the Washington football team, the only person who will be held accountable and lose their job is the only person who will be held accountable and lose their job,” attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz said in “Las Vegas Raiders Coach” statement.
“If the NFL feels it is appropriate to release these abusive emails from Jon Gruden… it should also release findings regarding the actual intent of this investigation. Our customers and the public at large deserve transparency and accountability. If not, the NFL American Football and Roger Goodell must explain why they are determined to protect the Washington football team and owner Dan Snyder at all costs.”
The league investigation said Snyder was responsible for the club’s unprofessional and intimidating culture, and failed to create a respectful work environment.
League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday that no further details of the investigation would be released due to confidentiality reasons.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that it reviewed more emails and found that Gruden denounced hiring women as field officers, a team that drafts an openly gay player, and tolerated national anthem protesters.
Several of the emails, spanning a seven-year period, were sent to then-Washington team boss Bruce Allen, who was fired in December 2019, according to The Times.
A source in the league confirmed the accuracy of the Times story to CNN.
Gruden sent the emails while working as an analyst at ESPN.
The emails were disclosed by the association and submitted to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week, the source said. The league last week sent emails to the raiders and said it was waiting for the team to review them with Gruden.
Groden said in a statement issued by the raiders on Monday.
In one message, Groden called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “p*ssy” and “f*ggot,” according to the Times. In another game, Michael called Sam “eccentric” after the player was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, and Groden said the league shouldn’t have pressured the then head coach to recruit Sam, The Times reported.
Michael Sam publicly revealed that he was gay before enlistment; He ultimately did not play any regular season league games.
“John Gruden wasn’t sending those emails to himself,” Russell said. “There were other people who knew.” “There were other people involved all over the league and this went unchecked for years, so no, resigning is not accountability. It’s not enough.”
Mayock said on Wednesday that he had met a brother-in-law and the player had asked for leave.
“He just said he has a lot to deal with,” the general manager said of Nassib. “There is a lot that has happened in the past few days, and of course we support that request.”
The fact that thousands of emails from the investigation have yet to be made public has many league watchers asking who it will be revealed.
“It’s a safe assumption to say there’s a lot of Jon Grudens in the NFL and I think I don’t have confidence that this league can really put itself in a self-review mode because that’s the same league that people want to buy that they invested in attacking This issue is because they have an end to “end racism” in the end zones, because they are committed to the work of social justice,” Hill said.
In July, the NFL announced it had imposed a $10 million fine on the NFL after an independent investigation found the club’s work environment was “extremely unprofessional,” especially for women.
The association pledged that the $10 million would be used “to support organizations committed to character education, anti-bullying, healthy relationships, and related issues.”
The NFL will also use the money to fund programs aimed at improving the workplace for women and underrepresented groups, according to the statement.
Gruden’s emails were disclosed as part of this investigation.
CNN’s Homero De La Fuente, Steve Almasy, Kevin Dotson, David Close, Jill Martin and Ben Church contributed.