The latest round of scandal surrounding the Washington Football Team cheerleaders has come as a blow for the league. The NFL fined the Washington franchise $US10 million after an investigation was launched into the company’s practices. The NFL is now investigating the practice, while the NFL Players Association and attorneys representing more than 40 former WFT employees are demanding full disclosure. The latest development in the controversy was deemed “despicable” by former marketing director Melanie Coburn.
The Washington Football Team cheerleaders have demanded answers from the NFL following the revelations that inappropriate photographs of the squad were distributed to team executives in an email. The emails revealed racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language. The NFL fined WFT a total of $10 million in July. The NFL is still reviewing emails and other evidence pertaining to the incident. This latest round of scandal has further damaged Gruden’s reputation as a coach.
The emails containing the topless cheerleader photos were allegedly leaked to Jon Gruden, a former head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. The emails were allegedly sent to the NFL by WFT executive Bruce Allen. The WFT cheerleaders had complained to the NFL about the inappropriate behavior of the former executives before the investigation was completed. Several cheerleaders were reportedly considering a lawsuit. If you are a fan of the NFL, you should know about the scandal surrounding the Washington Football Team cheerleaders.
The videos were also leaked online after a team member shared the details of the embarrassing videos on his blog. The cheerleaders in question were selected to pose in the swimsuit calendars. Among the cheerleaders who appeared in the photos are the former cheerleaders of the New York Jets. The cheerleaders also had a special assignment that included a nightclub. The male sponsors, which are predominantly men, selected nine of the cheerleaders to be their personal escorts. The cheerleaders had to perform in these tight-framed photos and even showed their nipples.
In addition to the cheerleader videos, several former executives have been implicated in sexual harassment allegations. Alex Santos, a former pro personnel director, and Mike Scourby, a long-time radio personality, both left the organization amid accusations of selling access to cheerleader photos. Former CEO Mitch Gershman did not respond to a request for comment. While it’s unclear whether a former employee is involved in the harassment allegations, many other former employees have cited the names of these executives in the media and have criticized the company for a lack of transparency.
Washington Redskins cheerleaders spoke to the New York Times about the incident. According to the article, cheerleaders were required to pose topless in the calendars in order to attract male sponsors. The cheerleaders didn’t want to go with strangers, and officials forced them to pose for photos with bare chests. Some of the cheerleaders also went body painting. There were a number of spectators at the resorts.