Ex-Commanders president makes major claim about Jon Gruden leak

Congress released a report on its investigation into the NFL and the Washington Commanders on Thursday, and it contains one significant allegation.

The report from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform found that Commanders owner Dan Snyder attempted to impede investigations into the organization and its conduct, and that the NFL failed to appropriately address Snyder’s conduct. One significant claim to back these findings came from the testimony of Bruce Allen, a leading member of the Washington front office from 2010-2019.

Allen claimed in sworn testimony that he had been told that private emails he sent that implicated Jon Gruden had been leaked by the Commanders. Allen said he had phoned NFL counsel Lisa Friel to complain about the leak and was told that the league office was not responsible, and the leak “came out of their side.”


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