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EPL chief to face no action after sexist emails

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm •  Published: May 19, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — The head of the English Premier League will face no disciplinary action for making disparaging comments about women in a private email exchange with a friend.

A Premier League committee met to consider the matter involving its chief executive Richard Scudamore in London on Monday, with British Prime Minister David Cameron among the high-profile critics of his conduct.

However, Peter McCormick, acting chairman of the Premier League, said in a statement that the league's 17 clubs — not including the three relegated teams — "resolved unanimously that no further disciplinary action is required or justified."

An investigation looked at a large quantity of emails and other documents sent by Scudamore and found there was "no evidence of wider discriminatory attitudes or inappropriate language or a general attitude of disrespect to women."

Praising Scudamore's "previously unblemished record over 15 years of service to the Premier League," McCormick added in the statement that women working for the Premier League said there was "no climate of disrespect of women in the workplace."

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