Monday, 10 Dec 2018

In letter to Roger Goodell, Sen. Blumenthal questions Redskins' and NFL's priorities

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Released on letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, expressing outrage over Washington Redskins' apparently cursory internal investigation that preceded the club's decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster last week, just three days after his second arrest this year on charges of domestic violence.

"The team's so-called investigation did not even include contacting the Tampa police for information," Blumenthal wrote, referring to a claim made by Redskins President Bruce Allen to an ESPN reporter that the club had obtained new information from sources in Tampa regarding Foster's Nov. 24 arrest on charge of domestic violence.

Allen has had a conversation with him, and a team spokesman has not contacted Tampa Police about the incident, while declining to describe what the Redskins obtained. The Redskins also did not contact law enforcement in Santa Clara County, Calif., For records there related to a domestic violence charge that was dropped when the same accused, Elissa Ennis, recanted her claims.

Ennis, in an interview on "Good Morning America" ​​on Thursday, said she was recanted, in an effort to save Foster's NFL career. Foster has denied Assaulting Ennis.

"Reuben Foster's box indicates that many organizations within the NFL still operate with a stunningly obtuse and moral calculus -" he wrote in the letter, "which also asked from Goodell's detailed timeline Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

Hunt initially denied the allegation he struck a 19-year-old woman, until last week. The Chiefs quickly released Hunt, and unlike Foster, he has remained unemployed.

"These cases and others raises the question of whether the NFL is truly committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence, and whether the NFL and team owners have the necessary leadership. survivors, the NFL will have an insurmountable credibility gap, "Blumenthal wrote.

The Redskins and the NFL Friday afternoon.


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