Cheerleaders Call NFL to Release Full Report Amid Topless Photo Leak in Gruden Email Scandal
© AP Photo / Daniel Kucin Jr.Washington Football Team cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 in Landover, Md.
© AP Photo / Daniel Kucin Jr.
Recently, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned from his position amid a scandal with e-mails that have been described as racist, homophobic and misogynistic.
Former Washington Football Team (WFT) cheerleaders have called on the NFL to release its full report after a scandal involving a former general manager.
Photos of squad members showing images of topless cheerleaders were secretly distributed by coaches via email, according to the Daily Beast.
"It is further evidence that the league is just corrupt on a larger scale than we can even begin to imagine," Melanie Coburn, a former cheerleader and marketing director for the WFT, said as quoted by the NPR.
Melanie Coburn created a petition calling on the NFL and WFT to make the investigation public.
“It’s despicable, really, to see that there is more evidence of exploitation and violation of these cheerleaders who I worked very closely with,” Coburn stressed adding, “I know that there’s a lot more where these emails came from.”
Earlier, media reported that in e-mails with various high-ranking officials, including the head of the NFL, the executive director of the union of the NFL players, as well as the president of another league club, Jon Gruden made "homophobic, misogynistic and racist expressions".
58-year-old Gruden announced his resignation at a press conference on Monday. Club owner Mark Davis has accepted his resignation.
Gruden took over the team in 2018 with a 10-year contract worth about $100 million. At the time of the deal, he became the highest-paid coach in the NFL.
The coach had previously worked with the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, after which he spent seven seasons at Tampa and led this team to the championship. Then Gruden successfully acted as an expert and TV commentator for a long time.