Jon Gruden resigns: Cowboys’ Jerry Jones reacts to email scandal involving former Raiders coach

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When it comes to the conversation of racism, Jerry Jones isn’t a stranger, having been on the receiving end of controversy in recent history after drawing a line in the sand a few seasons ago — making it clear the Dallas Cowboys would “toe the line” and stand for the national anthem at the peak of silent protests fueled by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Jones has since professed he’s learned “grace” on the topic, but no amount of grace would/will save Jon Gruden in 2021.

Gruden resigned on Monday as Las Vegas Raiders head coach amidst explosive email leaks that show years of his use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic language, with the team naming special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia as interim head coach for the remainder of the season and opening the door for a wave of top-shelf coaching candidates in 2022. When asked about the situation on Monday, a usually vocal Jones exercised restraint with his words, but not to the point of passing on the question altogether. 

“I know these people,” Jones told 105.3FM the Fan on Tuesday. “I know everybody that you’ve been reading about. They’re outstanding proponents of our game. They have represented this game in many cases beautifully. 

“Certainly we all continue to recognize what a spotlight you’re in, and the way that we should express ourself. All of that comes to my mind.”

Praising of Gruden’s career achievements aside, does Jones believe Gruden and the Raiders divorcing was the right decision?

“I have no — I don’t have anything I would want to express there one way or the other,” said Jones. “I know that from the standpoint of contribution, I know that we are all accountable to even a, if you will, a fleeting or minor part of our actions. We are all accountable to those. But that’s about all I want to comment on it. We are talking about people here, even the ones that some of the comments were directed about. 

“Those have…



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