DeMaurice Smith addresses Jon Gruden emails

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Following reports exposing Jon Gruden’s emails that included racism targeting him, DeMaurice Smith asked on Wednesday if a trove of unreleased emails conceals more bigotry from NFL power brokers.

The NFLPA executive director addressed the subject in an interview on “The Right Time with Bomani Jones” where he confirmed that he’s heard from Gruden since last week’s Wall Street Journal report that Gruden wrote in an email: “Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin [sic] tires.”

The two have exchanged text messages, but haven’t yet had a conversation about Gruden’s email that he later apologized for. 

“At some point, I’m sure we’ll talk,” Smith told Jones. 

Smith addressed the NFLPA’s ask that the NFL release the emails that weren’t made public in the reports on Gruden’s correspondence. The reported Gruden emails are reportedly part of a trove of roughly 650,000 emails that were part of an NFL investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team. He told Jones that the request wasn’t a legal maneuver, but simply an ask of the league. He wants to know what else might be revealed.

“Is there correspondence that suggests that teams are making decisions about coaches based on the color of their skin?” Smith asked. “Are they actively hostile to players who have chosen to self-identify in various ways? Are they denigrating people based on sexual preference or religious identity?”

The NFL’s stance is that it won’t make the emails public, citing confidentiality. 

DeMaurice Smith and former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen, who was named as a correspondent by the New York times in the reported Jon Gruden emails. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

What was Smith’s response to Gruden’s personal attack?

As for how Gruden’s reported email targeting him made him feel? Smith said his first concern was for family members who would read about it in the news. 

“It’s a gross caricature that you and I would have expected from the 50s maybe,…



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