NFL Response to Gloria Allred Letter

Jeffrey Pash, our executive vice president and general counsel responded to Gloria Allred's letter this afternoon as follows:

Commissioner Goodell has asked me to reply to your letter of September 25, 2014. We take seriously any suggestion that anyone associated with the NFL may have engaged in criminal conduct of the kind described in your letter. I appreciate your concern for your client’s privacy, as well as your point that a criminal investigation is pending.

However, we recently retained Lisa Friel, who spent more than two decades prosecuting sexual assaults in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, as a special advisor to the Commissioner.

We would certainly make Ms. Friel available to interview your client on a confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information so that we can follow up on this matter. If this would be of interest, please let me know.

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