Jon Gruden is no longer stranger to controversy. Not even 24 hours since his resignation from the Raiders, Gruden Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a statement about removing him from the Ring of Honor.
Currently, Jon Gruden holds two major feats in the Buccaneers franchise. He holds the most wins of any head coach and is one of the only 2 super bowls the Buccaneers have. The story broke early over the weekend as the New York Times released emails Gruden had been sending throughout his time in the NFL. According to the New York Times, this is not a one-time thing as hundreds of emails have been sent. Gruden Gruden announced early today via Twitter that he would be resigning as coach from the Raiders.
"I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) October 12, 2021
This, however, was not the final nail in the legacy that was Jon Gruden. As Tampa released this statement today: “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for purposeful change in the areas of race relations, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion for many years. While we acknowledge Jon Gruden’s contributions on the field, his actions go against our core values as an organization. Therefore, he will no longer continue to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor.”
The Bucs are not the only ones with things to say against Josh, as Running Back Josh Jacobs had this to say during a recent press conference.