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Congress demanding the NFL access to Washington Football Team scandal

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Congress is now getting involved with the NFL’s investigation into the Washington Football Team.

ESPN’s John Keim reported that Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-New York) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) have demanded to see the results from the league’s investigation into the Football Team’s workplace. They have given the league until November 4th to release the investigation documents and answer questions about them.

Washington’s culture under owner Dan Snyder has been under fire several times in the past, for more reasons than just the team’s former name. This time around the scandal is the result of leaked emails from Jon Gruden to Bruce Allen, Washington’s president at the time. In those emails, Gruden used racist, sexist and homophobic language. He resigned from his job as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the reports about them.

After the NFL concluded its examination into the Football Team in July, the league fined Washington $10 million. The investigation, performed by an independent attorney Beth Wilkinson, revealed that Washington’s workplace had been a toxic environment for years. According to Keim, the Representatives are asking the NFL to hand over all of their documents and explain Wilkinson’s role in the investigation.

The Football Team’s performance on the field won’t do much to distract fans from the franchise’s latest scandal, as the team is just 2-4 and currently has one of the worst defenses in the league.