A couple weeks ago, Jon Gruden was finally paying off for the Las Vegas Raiders. His team was 3-0. That infamous 10-year, $100 million contract didn’t seem so bad.
Nobody could have ever guessed that two weeks later, Gruden would be done as Raiders coach, over 10-year-old emails that revealed ugly racist, anti-gay and misogynistic comments.
On Monday night, less than an hour after a New York Times report that Gruden had sent emails that contained disturbing comments, Gruden told his staff he planned to resign according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero. Gruden met with Raiders owner Mark Davis and after the meeting “Gruden no longer will be the Raiders’ head coach,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The New York Times story came after last week’s revelation that Gruden had sent an email containing racist comments regarding NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith.
Jon Gruden’s emails leaked
Last week, as part of an investigation into the the misogynist culture of the Washington Football Team, an email Gruden sent to then-Washington team president Bruce Allen in 2011 was leaked. In it, Gruden said of NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith: “Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin [sic] tires.”
Gruden said he wasn’t racist. But then on Monday, the New York Times reported that other emails Gruden had sent, which were also unearthed as part of the WFT investigation, said Gruden used anti-gay slurs. He referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as a “fa****t” and a “clueless anti football p****y.” Gruden said in an email that Goodell shouldn’t have pressured then-Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft “queers,” a reference to Michael Sam. Sam was the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL in 2014.
The New York Times report also said Gruden, in emails, criticized the hiring of women as referees and also the acceptance of players protesting for racial justice during the national anthem. The Times said Gruden also exchanged photos of topless women with Allen,…
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