The popular football video game will get an update to replace the former Raiders head coach with a generic character after his abrupt departure from Las Vegas.
The makers of the popular professional football video game franchise “Madden“, EA Sports, issued a statement on Wednesday to inform that they would remove Jon gruden.
“EA Sports is committed to taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion and equity. Due to the circumstances of the resignation of Jon gruden, we are taking steps to remove it from Madden NFL 22. It will be replaced with a generic character through an update in the coming weeks. “
– Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 13, 2021
Gruden resigned as head coach of Las vegas raiders Monday night, then the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times leaked a series of emails between last Friday and Monday where the coach used racist, misogynistic, anti-gay and bigoted language in emails over the course of several years.
Emails from Gruden came to light as part of an investigation of the NFL to the work culture of Washington Football Team. They had been sent by Gruden to Bruce allen, former president of the Washington team.
Last Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers they announced that Gruden, who led the team to conquer their first Super bowl, at the end of the 2002 campaign, he would be removed from his Honor Ring.
Likewise, the shoe company Sketchers reported that it was cutting its sponsorship ties with Gruden.
Gruden signed as head coach of the Raiders for the 2018 season, after nine years as an analyst for “Monday Night Football” for ESPN. His unprecedented contract with the franchise was for 10 seasons and $ 100 million.
The owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis, was blunt about the coach’s scandal this Monday, in his first comments on the subject.
“I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers, “he said Davis to ESPN.
The special teams coordinator, Rich bisaccia, assumed control of the team as interim head coach after the departure of Gruden.
Information from Paul Gutierrez was used in the writing of this note.