The former cheerleader of a football team in Washington has been involved in a recent email scandal that left him mentally traumatized by the situation.
“They’re all injured,” Melanie Coburn, a four-year cheerleader in Washington and the team’s marketing director for 10 years, told NPR.
The former WFT cheerleaders are part of an investigation by the NFL into the team’s workplace culture, which included emails containing inappropriate photos of cheerleaders secretly circulated by coaches via email.
According to the New York Times, the emails contained obscene remarks and “photos of women walking only in bikinis, including a photo of two cheerleaders in Washington.”
Former Raiders coach John Gruden is accused of sharing these photos via email in NFL circles.
“It’s just a worrying piece of evidence, spread not only among our individual team, but across the entire NFL. So it’s been emotional, at least for 24 hours,” Coburn told the website, referring to the NFL. called for the full release of the investigation report.
The emails were published by the New York Times on Monday, and Gruden was also exposed for using racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. Gruden resigned that day.