The owner of the New York Jets, Woody Johnson, appears to be in hot water.
Johnson, also the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, was investigated by State Department watch dogs following allegations that he made racist and sexist comments to staff, and attempted to use his government position to benefit Trump’s personal business in the UK, according to reports from The New York Times and CNN.
The Jets have yet to respond to the allegations, but the league offered a response, according to Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News.
“We are aware of the report and would refer you to the State Department.”Per CNN, a State Department spokesperson issued a statement standing by the ambassador.
Johnson has been the ambassador to the UK since November 2017. His younger brother, Christopher, has been running the Jets as CEO and Chairman since. The elder Johnson’s three-year term as ambassador ends later this year.
Jets could probably use some new ownership at this point.