NFL has hired Mary Jo White to investigate Panthers

AP

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t say much about the league’s investigation into Panthers owner (for now) Jerry Richardson for workplace conduct violations, but he did mention who’s doing the investigating.

Goodell said that Mary Jo White was heading up the league’s internal investigation.

She has previously consulted with the league on the Ezekiel Elliott investigation, and conducted the Saints bounty investigations as well (the penalties for which were ultimately overturned). And in the aftermath of both investigations, there were plenty of questions about the league’s process.

Of course, there’s a reasonable question as to why it matters, since Richardson has already put the team up for sale, and there’s not much more punishment the league could dole out.

It would also be interesting to know if White was looking into any other settlements reached by the other 31 teams, or whether the league is waiting for a published report to spark another internal investigation.

17 responses to “NFL has hired Mary Jo White to investigate Panthers

  1. “She has previously consulted with the league on the Ezekiel Elliott investigation, and conducted the Saints bounty investigations as well”

    Look out, Panthers. You’re about to get screwed.

    Sincerely

    New Orleans Saints

  2. How does the nfl continue to employee individuals that have repeatedly failed? It is beyond perplexing as to how a fail-proof business has leadership in place that is consistently taking action that is, 1.easily verifiable to be totally incompetent and antethetical to what may be construed to be rational and/or logical, and 2. Does not dismiss the claim that they are inconsistent(at best), but at worst, show outright favoritism or disdain for whomever the accused is.

  3. Based on this photo, I wouldn’t worry too much about Jerry since he can always find work as a ventriloquist’s dummy

  4. nhpats says:
    January 31, 2018 at 2:55 pm
    What….Ted Wells wasn’t available?

    —————-+—
    Ted Wells failed to deliver the investigation finding he was ordered to. The NFL had to have their own lawyer (Pash) edit the report to make it read the way they wanted. No way they use him again.

  5. It’s all about PR like any big business.
    He’s selling the team.This is the NFL not the attorney generals office.Let it go.
    If there is a crime let law enforcement handle it.

  6. So, she’s the one who said in the Zeke investigation that there was nothing there, but the NFL still suspended him and then in the Saints investigation said there was a bounty program, where the rulings were eventually overturned by a court?

    She’s literally 0-2 in her investigations, so the NFL figures that 3rd time is a charm? Is that it?

    You seriously can’t make this stuff up.

  7. This is a screwup from the league. The guy already committed professional harikiri and they are still going to investigate? The next go round the owner will say, screw you guys. I’m leaving the league and they’re still going to drag me through the mud? I prefer door number two; getting lawyered up and fighting, game on.

  8. Yes it always important to cast doubt on the investigation in case the ultimate outcome isn’t to your liking, and if that doesn’t work then actively undermine it.

  9. grumpysal says:
    January 31, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    So, she’s the one who said in the Zeke investigation that there was nothing there,

    ———————
    So she got that one right. Its not her fault what the NFL did from that point.

  10. Mary Jo was not the lead investigator in the Zeke case, she was one of the three-dunce committee that disregarded the lead investigators findings in order to fulfill Goodell’s predetermined outcome.

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