Emails, First report New York Times Monday, Allegedly sent by the then ESPN commentator. John Groden Bruce Allen, then general manager of the Washington football team (who hired Groden’s brother Jay to coach the team, then called the Redskins) and many others.
Both teams have faced lawsuits from their chair leaders in recent years. The Washington football team allegedly distributed a secret, censored video of the cheerleader photo shoot to executives, and the raiders allegedly accused their cheerleaders of failing to pay the minimum wage. Both teams were out of court.
Emails involving Groden – who resigned as Las Vegas Riders coach when the newspaper published his e-mail threads with racist, misunderstood and homosexual comments. The Washington football team was ordered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (subject to some of Gordon’s own shortcomings). The investigation ended in July with a ڈالر 10 million fine against the team – the most serious offense ever committed by the NFL – and reopened for review of emails this summer. A spokesman for the league said in a statement: “It’s horrible, disgusting and totally against NFL values.
The report was never released to the public or to women who complained. Instead, the chairpersons were released about four months later to find out about the topless photo incident in the press.
Melania Coburn, the team’s marketing director for four years and 10 years, the Washington football team’s cheerleader, said: Worked with. ” .
Coburn added that many of the women who sued the videos behind the scenes had signed the NDA.
“I know there is more to where these emails come from.”
“They’re just coming out thinking, ‘What’s the matter, it’s more than just these two videos.’ I can only imagine how they feel, and they have no voice.” ”
Coburn Launched a petition in February.A few months before the end of the investigation, the NFL was asked to release the report publicly and to reinstate the cheerleading squad, which was changed to the Co-Ad Dance Squad after the settlement. He repeated his call Tuesday, telling the Daily Beast: “I know there’s a lot more to these emails than just where they came from.” As of Tuesday night, more than 39,000 people had signed the petition.
Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields, a former chair of raids, echoed Coburn’s message. The 35-year-old man filed a wage theft lawsuit against the raiders in 2014, prompting chair leaders across the country to launch similar cases. The team eventually settled with Thebudo Fields and 100 women who joined her suit in 2017, but the former Ryderit said she was never forgiven.
He told the Daily Beast that the latest e-mail scandal was further evidence of “misunderstanding, racism, very sexist culture” in the NFL, and called for a full report.
“Everyone who pays and supports the NFL deserves to know what kind of people are running the show and who they’re supporting,” he said.
The Washington football team in particular has been the victim of a number of allegations by current and former cheerleaders in recent years. In 2018, former executive Dennis Green resigned following reports that he had sold access to a restless chair leader photo shoot to wealthy patrons as part of a suit package. The five chairpersons told the New York Times that they also needed to attend nightclubs with men and work according to their dates.
In the behind-the-scenes video event, For the first time, the Washington Post reported last year., Washington football team staff members were reportedly asked to take footage from a swimming suit shoot and edit it into a video that contains only “good bits” – shots of naked nipples and navel areas in front. Come while the chair leaders were changing clothes or switching positions. According to the post, the video was delivered 10 minutes later to team owner Daniel Snyder. (Snyder denies the allegations.)
Candace Corel, who inspired the team from 2016 to this year, said she was disappointed that such incidents left behind allegations of racism or homosexuality within the league. “This report has been going on for over a year and we have not yet seen it as the real victims,” Coral said. “If it weren’t for that [the New York Times article,] We never knew that those pictures were going through the mail server between these two really important people in the NFL.
He added that women’s issues are not given priority in the NFL nor are they honestly seen as issues, because they are swept under the carpet, like, ‘Oh, that’s what they do. That’s what happens.
The 2020 investigation was seen by some as a way to address the issues that have plagued the league for years. Attorney Beth Wilkinson interviewed about 150 current and former employees of the Washington Football Club during the year. Concluding the review, the NFL said investigators found that bullying and intimidation at clubs were “frequent”, and that “numerous female employees were more likely to report sexual harassment and respect in the workplace.” Decreases have been reported. ” The club is bound by Wilkinson’s 10 recommendations, including regular cultural surveys and trainings, a diverse workforce, and an HR employee assigned specifically to the chair squad.
Nevertheless, Snyder was allowed to retain his property and no written report was ever issued. Fatima Gass, CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, and Kim Gandhi, former CEO of the National Network for the Elimination of Graves and Domestic Violence. told New York Times At the end of the investigation, it was stated that the sanctions were not sufficient and that the report needs to be released in full.
Courtney de Jong, a 12-year veteran of the cheerleading team, echoed those comments on Tuesday.
Asked what she would like to see from the NFL, she said: “I would just ask them to issue deceptive reports.”
“Let’s have some transparency and then decide what to do next,” he added. “Let’s stop protecting the boys’ club and leave it.”