John Gruden The Las Vegas Raiders head coach has officially resigned after a series of emails leaked in which he repeatedly used homophobic and mesogynistic language.
According to CBS Sports, Gruden was already under investigation by the NFL for a 2011 email in which he used a racial troupe to criticize the executive director of the NFL Players Association. Dimris Smith. He admitted Friday that he used foul language to describe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Riders,” Gruden, 58, said in a statement released Monday night (October 11). , Coaches, staff, and fans of the Rider Nation. I’m sorry, I never wanted to hurt anyone.
Riders owner Mark Davis accepted Gruden’s resignation on Monday night.
New York Times It has been reported that Gruden’s controversial behavior extends beyond those comments. According to the newspaper, he “casually and frequently exposed lying and gay language” to insult NFL teammates from 2010 to 2018, when he rejoined the riders.
CBS Sports reported that the NFL was “waiting for the Raiders to take action” and was ready to “take action” if Las Vegas did not address the situation outside of public condemnation.
Smith released a statement on Twitter in response to the controversy and acknowledged that the two men had spoken. It is not clear what the details of that conversation were.
Social media and the sports world have been reacting since the email was leaked. Kishan Johnson, a former Gruden player in Tampa Bay, called him a “used car dealer.”
Others have also responded. See what they had to say below.
Here’s my CNN look at John Gruden pic.twitter.com/WUibw1Ce6K
– bomani (@bomani_jones) October 12, 2021
John Gruden’s emails are further and final proof of the need for minority voices in positions of power.
– Emanuel Acho (m Emanuel Acho) October 12, 2021
What John Gruden did to himself is not a culture of cancellation.
Cancel Culture is what made the entire NFL ownership Colin Kepernick.
– Dr. Abdul El-Saad (Abdul Said) October 12, 2021
John Gruden’s career is over. pic.twitter.com/BSE2982wLh
– Stephen A. Smith (ep Stephenasmith) October 12, 2021
Nah this is wild. Rich McKay left a championship team he created, the year they won to volunteer for the Falcons. Gruden should try against the world https://t.co/Qu4Od0pf2D
– Trill Weeders (yTylerIAm) October 12, 2021
# Aggressor Fans defending Gruden are sick. Your frustration should be in Gruden “don’t cancel the culture”. He put himself and the right to vote in this position. This is called accountability. He must be held accountable for his actions. I don’t want a man like him to run my franchise.
– Fallon (all FallonSmithTV) October 12, 2021
I’m forced to say this: if you’ve seen the contents of this John Gruden email and your first thought was, “Yes, but it was long ago,” then you and I are probably not right for each other.
– Stephen Holder (@ Holder Stephen) October 12, 2021
John Gruden’s comments confirm that many of us have long known the truth: people in power speak differently behind closed doors.
– Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 12, 2021