New emails have come out regarding Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, as reported by the New York Times, and he has since resigned.
Last week, Las Vegas Raiders Jon Gruden had insensitive emails released where he made a remark that featured a racist trope. Now, there are more emails coming out from Gruden’s past, which have led to him resigning as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Gruden had emails released from 2011 where he was accused of making a racist remark about NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. Since then, Gruden has taken responsibility for his actions and has apologized to Smith.
As reported by the New York Times, more emails have been released tonight from Gruden’s past, and things are not looking good for the Raiders head coach. In these emails, Gruden multiple homophobic slurs, calling Roger Goodell a “fa**ot”, as well as saying that he should not have pressured Jeff Fisher into drafting a “qu*er”, referring to Michael Sam, a homosexual player that the Rams drafted in 2014.
Gruden would also go on to call Roger Goodell a “clueless anti football pu*sy” in this emails. Gruden would continue to insult the commissioner of the NFL, as emails have surfaced all the way up to 2018 in a seven year span where Gruden would criticize Goodell for trying to reduce the amounts of concussions in the league.
Along with these issues, Gruden would then go on to disagree with players kneeling during the national anthem, stating that Eric Reid should be fired. There were also emails of Gruden sending pictures of Washington cheerleaders in only bikini bottoms, emails attacking politicians, and more emails using racist and homophobic slurs that have not been released yet.
Raiders and Gruden part ways
As of Monday Night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Jon Gruden has informed his staff that he is resigning as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. It is unsure who will take over as the interim coach of the team.