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U.S. Congress pushes NFL for information on Washington Football Team investigation

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U.S. Congress pushes NFL for information on Washington Football Team investigation

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Oct 22
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Two Democrats in the House of Representatives, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the ongoing investigation on the Washington Football Team.

The team is under investigation for the leaked emails incident that contained anti-LGBTQ, racist, and misogynistic language. Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden was also caught up in the scandal, which resulted in his resignation.

The two Democrats stated in the letter that they “have serious concerns about what appears to be widespread abusive workplace conduct at the WFT and about the NFL’s handling of this matter.”

Responding to this news, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed they had received the letter, as reported by The Associated Press.

McCarthy added that the league shares the committee’s “concern that all workplaces should be free from any form of harassment and discrimination.” He also said the NFL is looking forward to “speaking to [Chairperson Carolyn Maloney’s] office soon.”

The letter demands Goodell and the NFL to hand over “all documents and communications obtained in connection with the investigation into the WFT, its management, its owners, and any other matter relating to or resulting from the WFT investigation” by November 4.

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