Bruce Allen sent questionable photo to multiple members of league office in 2011

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Slowly but surely, we’re gathering more information about the 650,000 emails that the league persistently refuses to release. And some of the information makes the reasons for keeping the emails secret even more obvious.

Per a source with knowledge of the contents of the trove of emails sent to and received by former Washington president Bruce Allen, he sent a questionable photo to multiple members of the league office. The photo depicted two scantily clad women. One was bent over, and the other one was giving her a shot in the buttocks with a fake needle. Allen wrote, “For our next meeting on HGH” or words to that effect.

The NFL confirmed that the email was sent, but the league points out it was sent in 2011. The league also confirmed that recipients included Dennis Curran, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the NFL Management Council, and Adolpho Birch, the NFL’s former Senior Vice President of Labor Policy & League Affairs. Neither responded to the email, according to the NFL.

The fact that they didn’t respond cuts both ways. On one hand, they didn’t engage in any discourse on the matter. On the other hand, they didn’t express disapproval or instruct Allen not to send similar emails in the future, at least not via email. (To be fair, it’s possible that he was called, for example, and told to not do that. We don’t know whether that did or didn’t happen.)

This is just another reason why all 650,000 emails need to be seen. And why the NFL, frankly, doesn’t want them all to be revealed.

27 responses to “Bruce Allen sent questionable photo to multiple members of league office in 2011

  1. Fans in Washington have known for a very long time that Bruce Allen is a bad person !!

  2. How does sending it 2011 make a difference? It didn’t when it came to Gruden’s first email which got things going on this slippery slope.

  3. “The NFL confirmed that the email was sent, but the league points out it was sent in 2011.”

    Yeah… just like the Gruden emails.

  4. Wasn’t the first leaked Gruden email from 2011? As I recall it mattered. It mattered to the league so much that they expected Gruden to fired immediately because of it, and when that didn’t happen they leaked more. More and more looks like this was a hit on Gruden.

  5. Anybody working in an office in 2010 would know that is a bad idea. Poor decision…similar to a number of decisions made by Bruce Allen.

  6. I would love to be a fly on the wall of NFL meetings focusing on HGH. That ship sailed long ago. It sure looks to me like 80% of the players are on something other than protein shakes and dumbbells

  7. What kind of business is this?? If I sent an email like that at work I would be escorted out of the building before close of business that day.

  8. So none of the emails are “released”. How do we know this? Isn’t it time we get at the source?

  9. Just to play a bit of Devil’s advocate here. Allen was considered a clown in the league long before he was sent packing. Can’t entirely dismiss them seeing an email from Allen and scrolling on without opening or even deleting it without reading it.

  10. Release every email of anyone who works in the NFL, or is affiliated to the NFL. I want to know the private emails of as many people as possible.

  11. Man – guess I’m never gonna be an NFL executive! I kinda giggled thinking about that email and the context…..

  12. Every nfl player and employee coach janitor anybody should have all their private emails from last 20 years released its rhe only way

  13. Vinny Cerrato as GM in 1999 and once his tenure as one of the most incompetent GMs in the NFL this century we almost immediately got Bruce Allen. Resident creep and almost as incompetent. With that 20+ year track record it’s no wonder this team rarely made the playoffs. And it all starts with Snyder.

  14. Remember this!!! He said the culture was actually d*** good. Hmm, I wonder why it was so good?? Likely since he got “his” benefits

  15. NFL = National FIXED League. How about focus on the corrupt officiating and lack of a sky judge? Wait… the NFL wants to control the outcomes and gambling revenue. Everything in this league is fixed. Including scandals.

  16. NFL has backed themselves into a corner with this situation. Using Gruden as a sacrificial lamb could very well end up being a grease fire the NFL tries to put out with water.

    178 emails per day isn’t a huge number. We can’t say if Bruce Allen sent them or was copied on them, but the NFL is going to have a difficult time saying don’t judge these other emails that were part of the group used against John Gruden.

  17. So of course no Snyder emails. The fix is in to get everyone but him.

    Gee, Thanks NFL. The WFT fans

  18. I am inclined to believe that this sort of thing was more commonplace than anyone wants to admit.

  19. Ruha Nuggetcrusher says:
    October 20, 2021 at 4:49 pm
    “The NFL confirmed that the email was sent, but the league points out it was sent in 2011.”

    Yeah… just like the Gruden emails.

    Can we put this to rest? Gruden’s emails took place over a 7-8 year period starting in 2011. Why would any multi-billion dollar company want someone like that in their employ? It matters, and it should matter to you, too.

  20. Remember who Bruces’ daddy was. George Allen. That alone probably shielded him from accountability. Oh and having a clown like Snyder calling the shots too.

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