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Raiders coach John Gruden has resigned after emails were released containing racist and homophobic content

Raiders coach John Gruden has resigned after emails were released containing racist and homophobic content

An investigation has uncovered racist, anti-gay and sexist emails from the Las Vegas Raiders coach, who resigned on Monday.

Jon Gruden is no longer coach of Las Vegas Raiders. He resigned on Monday after scandalous emails circulated over the past few days, which revealed the coach’s racist, homophobic and homophobic sermons over the course of 7 years.

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The first email was revealed last Friday and contained racist insults in reference to the CEO of the Players Association NFL, DeMaurice Smith, em 2011. The message was first released by New York timesGruden was shown saying Smith had “lips the size of a Michelin tire”.

On the same day, the Raiders and the NFL took a stand and the coach went public to apologize for what he wrote and said “he was ashamed of insulting Smith” and that he “certainly never wanted it to look like he did”.

Gruden then revealed that he met his players where he explained the situation and “confirmed it’s not in the best time of his life” and that he “has changed”.

This Monday, however, a new article from times A new NFL investigation has uncovered a series of emails sent between 2011 and 2018 in which the coach used racist and homophobic language as well as sexist messages.

According to the emails, Gruden took a stand against the access of women as judges, the selection of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to announce himself for the draft, by the rams and against the protests of players who kneeled during the national anthem. .

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At the time, John was not an NFL employee and was working as a commentator. Emails were sent to the then chief Washington soccer teamand Bruce Allen and other employees. In one email, Groden called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “gay” and an “anti-football pussy” for “pressing Jeff Fisher, the Rams coach, to pick Michael Sam in the 2014 draft.

During the seven-year period, which ended in early 2018, coach Goodell criticized the league for trying to reduce the number of concussions, and said Eric Reed, one of the most active players in protests during the national anthem, should be fired. In several cases, Gruden referred to Goodell and other league executives with anti-gay insults.

In addition, Gruden, Allen, and other unnamed NFL men were part of the A series of emails consisting of posting photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms, including two photos fans From Washington, it is a privilege that Allen was president at the time and thus the leader of women.

The emails surfaced during an NFL investigation into a president’s “irresponsible behavior with employees of the Washington football team during Bruce Allen’s presidency.”

This Monday, after the fallout from all the emails, Gruden has resigned from the Raiders, which includes the only gay player in the NFL today, linebacker Karl Nessib. Joe Gruden acquired the Las Vegas franchise in 2018.

Jon Gruden released an official statement confirming the resignation.

“I have resigned from my position as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and don’t want to be a distraction. Thank you to all Raider Nation players, coaches, staff and fans. Forgive me, I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”, says the statement.

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