Leagues and Governing Bodies

Mark Davis calls for written report on WFT findings

Closing Bell / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
NEW YORK -- Raiders Owner Mark Davis said the NFL should issue a written report of the investigation into a toxic workplace culture at the Washington Football Team, making him the first owner to call for more information. "Probably, yeah, I think there...

Goodell says NFL cooperating with Congressional inquiry on WFT

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league will "cooperate with a recent inquiry from two House Democrats that demanded the league provide Congress with full results of its investigation" into the Washington Football Team's alleged workplace misconduct, according to Matthew Paras of the WASHINGTON TIMES. Last...

Goodell: Not enough evidence yet to punish Deshaun Watson

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league owners meetings said that the NFL "doesn't yet have enough information about the 22 civil lawsuits that have been filed alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior" by Texans QB Deshaun Watson to "make a decision on potential discipline, and that...

Manfred defends Braves name, citing club's local Native American ties

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the Braves' name and popular tomahawk chop celebration ahead of the World Series, "citing the team's relationship with local Native Americans," according to THE ATHLETIC. Manfred ahead of Game 1 in Houston said, "The Braves have done a phenomenal job with the...

Manfred at center of Astros', Braves' World Series controversies

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will hand off the World Series trophy this season in one of the two cities in America in which he "might be most despised," and however it shakes out, it is a "hellish proposition" for him, according to Diamond & Radnofsky of the WALL...

Manfred addresses top issues before World Series

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was "surrounded by reporters" as he conducted his annual pre-World Series news conference ahead of last night's Game 1 in Houston. Manfred "answered -- or didn't -- questions about the Astros being back in the World Series" following their cheating scandal, as well...

Bowman out as GM of U.S. men's hockey team

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Stan Bowman has resigned as GM of the U.S men’s hockey team at the '22 Beijing Games after an investigation into sexual assault allegations in '10 with the Blackhawks "revealed he knew about the situation and did not report it to...

Goodell: No more info on WFT investigation coming

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell turned away calls to publish more findings from the Washington Football Team investigation while speaking after the first day of owners meetings in N.Y., citing the need to protect anonymity of the victims who cooperated with investigators. He also pushed back against claims...

Goodell: No more info on WFT investigation coming

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell turned away calls to publish more findings from the Washington Football Team investigation while speaking after the first day of owners meetings in N.Y., citing the need to protect anonymity of the victims who cooperated with investigators. He also pushed back against claims...

Former WFT employees pressure NFL owners

Closing Bell / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
NEW YORK -- Two former Washington Football Team employees arrived at the NFL owners’ meeting today in hopes of pressuring the league to make public its investigation into workplace sexual harassment and team Owner Daniel Snyder ’s role in the toxic culture. Melanie Coburn ,...