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.
"Earlier this evening, The New York Times uncovered a trail of emails dating back seven years, in which Jon Gruden had a clean sweep of offending NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, women, gays, minorities, all sorts of people."— ESPN (@espn) October 12, 2021
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Jon Gruden released a statement following his resignation as Raiders coach: pic.twitter.com/sVCT9Nhybz— ESPN (@espn) October 12, 2021
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.