Due to the recent events, Jon Gruden preferred to step aside from the Las Vegas club
Jon gruden He ceases to be the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after resigning from his position.
In a statement reproduced by Adam schefter from ESPN, Jon Gruden regrets what happened – in an email leak the coach racially insulted certain people with homophobic and misogynistic comments – and that he never wanted to hurt anyone.
“I’ve renounced to be the head coach of Las vegas raiders. I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be a distraction. Thank you to the players, assistants, staff and fans of the Raider Nation. Sorry, I never wanted to hurt someone. “
Suzy kolber and Adam schefter from ESPN report that the special teams coach, Rich Bisaccia, would replace Jon Gruden as interim head coach.
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 NFL Players Association CEO DeMaurice Smith. Gruden, who was an employee of ESPN at that time as principal analyst of the Monday Night Football, accepted Friday that “I am ashamed to have insulted De Smith”, and added 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 Monday, Smith disclosed that Gruden sought him out and told the coach “we’ll be in touch soon.”
“But make no mistake,” Smith wrote, “the news is not about what is being said in private conversation, but what is being 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 from ESPN during the weekend. He estimated he was aware of five to seven league-flagged emails, including one in which insulted the commissioner of the NFL 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 knockdown for Gruden, who was in the fourth year of a $ 10, $ 100 million contract, signed with the Raiders in 2018.
Information from AP was used in this note.