Yea, keeping it in-house results in cover-ups and brush offs. It also may be a hostile work environment and management may not be receptive. It really isn't fair to say there is a set way to handle conflict in the workplace. Apparently these boys don't like whistleblower rules, yet they afford protection to those who find themselves in hostile work environments that keeps them from doing their job and earning a living. In a set up like the NFL, it isn't like you can just quit and go find another job doing the same thing.