Jon Gruden steps down as Las Vegas Raiders head coach


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Jon Gruden steps down as Las Vegas Raiders head coach

Jon Gruden left his position with the Raiders team as a result of the scandal over his offensive emails

Jon gruden ceased to be the head coach of Las vegas raiders this Monday night, after his resignation was made official .

The owner of Raiders, Mark Davis arrived at the club’s premises and searched for Gruden, a source told Adam Schefter from ESPN. The two got together, and Gruden he will no longer be the coach, after submitting his resignation.

Schefter reproduced in Twitter Gruden’s words:I’ve resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be a distraction. Thanks to all the players, assistants, staff, fans of the Raider Nation. I’m so sorry, I never wanted to hurt anyone. ” Rich Bisaccia, special teams coordinator, will serve as the interim head coach, according to Suzy Kolber and Schefter from ESPN.

The news comes after the New York Times will report that Gruden He also used misogynistic and homophobic language in numerous emails over a seven-year period.

Jon gruden, 58-year-old, leaves office after leaked emails to the team by the NFL itself leave him in a bad way –in one he issues a racist comment against DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) -.

In other material, Gruden agrees that he insulted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in addition to having harsh words against team owners that led to the 2011 lockout.

On Monday morning, Schefter learned that the NFL sent more emails to the office Raiders. They actively monitored the situation, to assess how the organization would handle the matter.

The Wall street journal reported Friday that one of those emails from 2011 – which came to light during an NFL investigation into misconduct at the Washington Football Team– includes a racist comment against the executive director of the NFLPA, Smith. Gruden, who was an employee of ESPN at that time as principal analyst of the Monday Night Football, He accepted Friday that “I am ashamed to have insulted De Smith”, adding that “I never had a racial thought”, when he sent the mail.

“Those comments are clearly disgusting under any circumstances,” he stated. ESPN it’s a statement.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Smith made known that Gruden He looked for him and he told the coach “we will be in touch soon.”

“But make no mistake,” he wrote Smith, “The news is not about what is said in a private conversation, but what is said by people who never believed they would be exposed and how they will be held to account.”

Smith said that Gruden’s email and some of the reactions to it, “confirms that the fight against racism, racist tropes and bigotry is not over. This is not about an email but the perverse belief of certain people who see me and think that I may be mistreated. “

Gruden, when he spoke to Chris Mortensen of ESPN during the weekend. He estimated he was aware of five to seven league-flagged emails, including one in which insulted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and others that included harsh words for a handful of equipment owners who were involved in the 2011 labor disagreement that led to a lockout.

It was a quick drop from Gruden, which was in the fourth year of a 10 and 100 million contract, signed with the Raiders in 2018.

Information from AP was used in the writing of this note.


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