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SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 26: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers observes the players before Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on January 26, 2003 in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders have officially parted ways with their head coach Jon Gruden.

In a recent New York times report, the NFL were investigating emails that Gruden had sent in 2011.  These emails were said to have contained anti gay and misogynistic language over a seven year period.

The emails apparently used inappropriate language towards NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as well as some owners, coaches and members of the media. One email he sent to Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen, had said NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith had “lips the size of Michellin tires.”

During this period, Gruden was an analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. In 2018, he returned to coaching when the Raiders offered him a 10 year $100 million deal. Gruden, issued a statement saying he “resigned” as the head coach of the Raiders.


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