jon grdenhead Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, I quit on the night from his position as head coach of the NFL franchise following the scandal following the revelation by the media of some of his emails containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic accusations. “I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement. “Thank you to all the Raiders players, coaches, staff and fans. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.” Raiders owner Mark Davis has been promoted in his place. assistant coach Rich Bisaccia. The Raiders are back from two straight losses after winning the first three races of the season.
What the media wrote
According Wall Street Journal Gruden allegedly used racist language in a 2011 email (when he was an ESPN analyst), describing a speech by DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association. Later the New York Times had reported the existence of numerous emails that included homophobic and misogynistic terms. Also according to the New York Times, Gruden would have expressed opposition to women serving as NFL referees and the inclusion of gay players. In emails, written during the period 2011-2018 (when Gruden worked at ESPN), he used vulgar and homophobic terms towards NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Michael Sam, the first declared gay player chosen in an NFL draft (Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round in 2014, but has never played a regular-season game in the league.) For the record, Gruden’s own team, the Raiders, currently employs the only openly gay NFL player, defensive end Carl Nassib.
where does everything come from
Emails went out as reflection of the investigation opened by the NFL on the documents received by Bruce Allen, from 2014 to 2019 president of the Washington Redskins (now renamed the Washington Football Team), later removed for misconduct. From the examination of his mailbox came all the correspondence between him and Gruden that later ended up under the magnifying glass of the media.
Gruden, 58, signed in 2018 a ten-year contract worth 100 million dollars to retrain the Raiders (which he had already managed from 1998 to 2001). His balance in these 3 years is 22 wins and 31 losses. On Gruden run he won a Super Bowl in 2002 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.