Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden announced his resignation Monday in the wake of the release of a string of prior emails that offended female referees, criticized the drafting of a gay football player, denounced national anthem protests, used racially charged language, and labeled President Joe Biden a “p****,” according to a report.
The emails are from 2011 to 2018, and in one of the messages, Gruden called Biden, who was then the vice president, a “nervous clueless p****,” according to the New York Times.
The 2002 Super Bowl champion also called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “fa****” and a “clueless anti-football p****.”
Gruden also wrote that Goodell shouldn’t have pressured the then-St. Louis Rams to draft “queers,” a supposed reference to Michael Sam, an openly gay player selected in the 2014 draft.
“I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement.
Prior to his announcement, Gruden was ripped for his remarks, especially those referring to DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, the report said.
“Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of Michelin tires,” he said.
The NFL sent the Raiders additional Jon Gruden emails to review on top of the negative one that surfaced last week and, per sources around the league, the NFL is actively monitoring the situation and waiting to see how the team will handle the matter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2021
The comment was deemed racist, and Gruden received backlash from players, pundits, fans, and the league, the report said.
“The NFL sent the Raiders additional Jon Gruden emails to review on top of the negative one that surfaced last week and, per sources around the league, the NFL is actively monitoring the situation and waiting to see how the team will handle the matter,” a source told ESPN.
“Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” Gruden said.
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