Ismail on WFT email scandal: 'Absolute power corrupts absolutely'

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The NFL Players Association, led by DeMaurice Smith, said on Tuesday that it plans to ask the league to release all emails reviewed during the investigation into workplace misconduct with the Washington Football Team. This request comes days after leaked investigation emails revealed that Jon Gruden used racist, homophobic, and misogynistic language.

According to multiple reports, the league has no intention of releasing the remainder of the 650,000 emails obtained, due to confidentiality reasons. And this news isn't the least bit surprising to former NFL wide receiver and current Baltimore Ravens analyst Qadry Ismail.

"The people in New York in the league office, they do an extremely good job of marketing and a great job of spinning everything," Ismail told The DA Show on Wednesday. "That's just what they do, and they do it well. But, those of us who know what kind of organization, and it starts at the top with [WFT owner] Dan Snyder, I've heard for years some of the major dysfunction that went on.

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"Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that's what goes on. You have some powerful people who think they can do whatever they want to do, however they want to do it. And when that darkness gets shined in the light, people now, all of the sudden, recognize who you really are."