NFLPA Official: Email Exchange Between Bruce Allen, Jeff Pash ‘Absolutely Concerning’


NFL Players Association executive George Atallah said he’s concerned about a recently revealed 2011 email exchange between former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen and NFL general counsel Jeff Pash joking about the trade of Vonnie Holliday.

Atallah, the union’s assistant executive director of external affairs, told Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic the Holliday situation, which saw Washington trade its NFLPA representative shortly after the league’s lockout ended, is another reason there’s a need for more transparency about the league’s WFT investigation:

“The exchange is absolutely concerning. But also, like most of the other revelations of the last 10 days, not all that surprising. The union, since 2009, has done everything it can to provide historical context to our membership, and especially to our player leaders, about how the league and the owners view the union. The email exchange is just a continuation of a history that the NFL and its owners should not be proud of as it relates to what they think about players and how they treat players.”

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