Lisa Banks and Debra Katz Call on NFL to Release Results of Washington Football Team Investigation

October 13, 2021

In response to the emails exposing Jon Gruden’s offensive behavior and Gruden’s subsequent resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, the lawyers representing 40 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT), released the following statement urging the National Football League (NFL) to immediately release the full findings of the independent investigation into widespread sexual harassment and abuse at the WFT:

“It is truly outrageous that after the NFL’s 10-month long investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the longtime culture of harassment and abuse at the Washington Football Team, the only person to be held accountable and lose their job is the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.  If the NFL felt it appropriate to release these offensive emails from Jon Gruden, which it obtained during its investigation into the Washington Football Team, it must also release the findings related to the actual target of that investigation.  Our clients and the public at large deserve transparency and accountability.  If not, the NFL and Roger Goodell must explain why they appear intent on protecting the Washington Football Team and owner Dan Snyder at all costs.”