Woody Johnson on WFT investigation at owners meeting: 'We're here for football'

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NFL owners were in New York on Tuesday — the first in-person gathering since the pandemic — to discuss various issues around the NFL.

Among those is the Washington Football Team investigation, which has several of its own issues surrounding it — including the supposed lack of transparency from the results of the probe to the fallout of Jon Gruden’s emails being selectively leaked.

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But it does not seem as if the owners plan to speak publicly about the investigation.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was asked by a reporter if the materials from the investigation should be made public, but Johnson shrugged and said he has no involvement in that.

“I don’t know. That’s something between the league and the various people involved in that,” Johnson said, per Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “I’m not really going to opine on that. We’re here for football.”

Of course, Johnson — who spent the last four years as U.S. ambassador to the U.K. in the Trump administration — is an owner and therefore does have some say and influence on league matters such as the Washington Football Team probe.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Johnson could have a partial say in deciding whether or not the league should release the emails, for instance.

But Johnson may be reciting a talking point we could possibly hear from other owners this week as more questions will be asked on how the league plans to handle the results and fallout from the investigation moving forward.

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