NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press convention Tuesday night from the house owners conferences in New York. Naturally, he was peppered with various questions surrounding the league, however the investigation into the Washington Soccer Staff’s office took prime billing. That questioning got here as former staff hand-delivered a letter to the 5 house owners on the NFL‘s Social Justice Working Group in an try and make the findings of the league’s investigation into the staff public. The letter was signed by 12 former staff and stated, partly, that the NFL mustn’t “sweep the outcomes of the investigation beneath the rug.”
In fact, over a 12 months in the past, 15 former staff staff alleged sexual harassment within the group and led to a full investigation by the league, which resulted within the Washington Soccer Staff being fined $10 million for its “extremely unprofessional” atmosphere. In the meantime, Daniel Snyder stepped down from operating the day-to-day operations of the staff.
Whereas the league did conduct an investigation, solely a abstract was launched as a substitute of a full-scale report, which was finished for varied different NFL investigations (ex. Deflategate).
“We’re calling on you to demand that the NFL make the findings public,” the letter reads. “We’re calling you to do the suitable factor.”
The rationale why the investigation was not unveiled in a extra in-depth means apart from a abstract, based on Goodell, is as a result of some Washington Soccer Staff staff had been assured anonymity in cooperating with the Wilkinson investigation, and defending that anonymity is why the report will not go public.
When requested if Snyder had been held accountable for the findings of the investigation, Goodell stated, “I do suppose he is been held accountable. I feel the group has been held accountable. I feel we gave an unprecedented tremendous. Dan Snyder has not been concerned with the group for now nearly 4 months. We’re clearly targeted extra on ensuring that insurance policies — some that they put into place previous to this investigation — popping out of it had been put into place and that they are going to be maintained and that we will be certain that that may occur on this group.”
The NFL has stated it seems to be ahead to speaking with the U.S. Home of Representatives Oversight Committee after it requested the league to show over paperwork and findings associated to the investigation.