Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced Monday that he would be stepping down from his position after private emails were released that show he used language that offended women referees, denounced the national anthem protests, used racist language, and then referred to President Joe Biden as a “p***y.”
Well, now, a case could be made for that last bit being accurate, but that’s another discussion for a different time. Wait. Scratch that and then reverse it. It should be “a different discussion for another time.”
You get the picture.
Anyway, the naughty emails in question are actually from a period of time between 2011 and 2018. In one of these messages, Gruden referred to then-vice president Joe Biden as a “nervous clueless p***y,” according to a report that was probably gleefully published by the New York Times.
And that’s not all. Apparently, the 2002 Super Bowl champion also referred to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as a “fa****” and a “clueless anti-football p***y.”
Gruden also wrote that Goodell shouldn’t have pressured the then-St. Louis Rams to draft “queers,” a supposed reference to Michael Sam, an openly gay player selected in the 2014 draft.
Prior to his announcement, Gruden was ripped for his remarks, especially those referring to DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, the report said.
“Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of Michelin tires,” the head coach said.
The NFL sent the Raiders additional Jon Gruden emails to review on top of the negative one that surfaced last week and, per sources around the league, the NFL is actively monitoring the situation and waiting to see how the team will handle the matter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2021
That last comment mentioned above was called out as being racist and the now former head coach of the Raiders caught a bunch of flack from players in the league, sports pundits, fans, and even the league itself.
Let’s face it, there was no way his career was going to survive this, right?
“The NFL sent the Raiders additional Jon Gruden emails to review on top of the negative one that surfaced last week and, per sources around the league, the NFL is actively monitoring the situation and waiting to see how the team will handle the matter,” a source revealed to ESPN.
“Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” Gruden later stated.