Dan Graziano reacts on the publication of emails between Jeff Pash, an NFL lawyer, and Bruce Allen, a former Washington president. (1:19).
According to a source familiar with the emails, no other NFL team or league personnel have been found to have sent emails containing anti-gay, racist, or misogynistic language. This is similar to Jon Gruden's messages that caused him to resign as Las Vegas Raiders coach.
According to the person, the league did not "identify other areas or other individuals it needs to contact at club leadership and league leadership levels." The league has not made public the information in 650,000 emails that independent investigators gathered during an investigation into sexual harassment at Washington Football Team.
The person stated that the NFL had not identified any issues similar to those you saw with Jon Gruden. Other than the similarities to Gruden's comments, the person didn't address any other potential issues that were found in emails.
Gruden, Raiders coach, resigned Monday after offensive comments made in emails to Bruce Allen (then-Washington club executive) were reported. Gruden was an analyst at ESPN in those years, before joining the Raiders as a coach in 2018.
If Allen tried to return to the NFL, the person stated that the NFL would investigate him.
The NFL has also deemed it a mischaracterization to make Gruden's correspondences and Allen's letters with Jeff Pash, top league counsel, as an example of a comparison.
According to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, the emails between Pash, Allen show Pash reassuring Allen about Washington franchise controversies and discussing other topics including politics.
According to the person, Pash finds these emails in a "different category" than Gruden's. Pash has been an intermediary between the NFL office, teams and Pash for many years.
Although there were many topics Pash and Allen discussed in emails, the NFL determined that Pash was not too friendly with Washington's team president. There also wasn't anything that "led in any way to undue influence that led to any gains for the Washington Football Team."
The league docked the franchise $36 million in salary caps room in 2012 and 2013, with Pash heavily involved in the investigation that led to this discipline.
It is also unclear when the NFL became aware of the contents of the emails. This knowledge was gained at the conclusion of the investigation into the Washington franchise. The investigating firm considered the emails beyond their scope.
The league began reviewing emails that it became aware were potentially concerning. This led to the Gruden emails.
The NFL and the investigating firm have cited Confidentiality in the Washington Football Team case. They are not releasing any details publicly. Most of the people who took part in the investigation were promised anonymity. The league is not happy that Allen's emails were leaked. However, Gruden's emails have been the league's only comment.
"The league is definitely concerned about it, and not happy what is viewed confidentially as emails and part confidential investigations show up on the newspaper," the person stated.
This story used information from The Associated Press.