Premier League chief Scudamore apologizes over ‘inappropriate’ e-mails

Some of Richard Scudamore's private e-mails were published.

MANCHESTER, England —

The head of the Premier League apologized Sunday after private emails were published containing jokes about women, an embarrassing episode for one of the most powerful figures in English football on the final day of the season.

The Sunday Mirror newspaper published exchanges by chief executive Richard Scudamore with colleagues and friends after copies were taken by his former personal assistant.

”They were received from and sent to my private and confidential email address, which a temporary employee who was with the organization for only a matter of weeks, should not have accessed and was under no instruction to do so,” Scudamore said in a statement.

”Nonetheless I accept the contents are inappropriate and apologize for any offense caused, particularly to this person. It was an error of judgment that I will not make again.”

Despite the controversy, Scudamore was still due to attend Manchester City’s season finale against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium, where the hosts were favorites to be handed the trophy.