Roger Goodell Says NFL Won’t Release Full Washington Football Investigation Results


Top line

The National Football League will not release the full findings of its investigation into the toxic work environment of the Washington football team, Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a press conference Tuesday night, denying calls for former Washington employees.


Two former Washington employees hand-delivered a letter signed by 12 former employees on Tuesday asking the NFL to release the full findings of its investigation.

The investigation detailed the widespread sexual harassment tolerated by team leaders and resulted in a $ 10 million fine for Washington owner Daniel Snyder and organizational restructuring, and Goodell made it clear on Tuesday that he believed that Snyder and the organization had been detained. indebted.

Crucial quote

Goodell said of the decision to keep the investigation’s findings private, We believe this is the appropriate way to do it, we have summarized the findings [of the investigation] and made it clear that the Washington football team’s work environment was not what we expected and held them accountable for that…. We believe in protecting the people who helped us get to this place [is the priority], and the people who unfortunately had to live this experience, that we respect them and take care to protect them. “

Key context

Although the NFL announced the outcome of the investigation in July, the case has sparked new public interest after a report from the the Wall Street newspaper and the New York Times unearthed disturbing content in emails from a Washington executive. Last week, the House Monitoring and Reform Committee asked the NFL to turn over all communications and investigation documents to Congress, a request Goodell said on Tuesday night that the league would respond. “Appropriately”.

Further reading

Congress asks NFL for information: Everything we know about Washington football team email scandal (TBEN)