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The NFLPA said Monday it was “deeply disappointed” in the memo the league sent to employees that said it was critical for the NFL to “work with players to make sure that no player or employee is subject to any retaliation or retaliation against them.”
The NFL said it would have done better had it addressed the memo and “expressed its intent to address these concerns.”
The memo, obtained by the Wall Street Journal, was written by the executive director of the National Football League Players Association, which represents several teams.
The memo came after a number of high-profile women have accused the NFL of using its power and influence to harass or assault them.
In a statement Monday, the NFL said its employees “are expected to live up to their high standards and adhere to the highest ethical standards.”
The union also said it “is not surprised” that the memo is being widely circulated and that it “should be taken seriously and implemented.”
“We expect the NFL, as the leader in the global sports industry, to work with us to address the culture of sexual harassment and assault in our workplace and in our communities,” the union said.
In response to the memo, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) said it is “deepenedly troubled” by the memo.
The NCAA has launched an investigation into the matter.
In its statement, the NCAA said that it will “investigate and take appropriate action as necessary.”
The National Collegial Athletic Association and the NCAA have been working together to develop an independent sexual misconduct prevention plan.
The plan is expected to be released this summer.