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Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails

Nov. 12, 2021 17:05 PM EST

Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden's career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments. ...

Fallout from Jon Gruden emails leads to diversity questions

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Every week for the past two seasons, NFL players take the field wearing social justice messages on their helmets, and “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled in the end zones as part of the league’s Inspire Change platform. But actions often speak...

Las Vegas Raiders galvanized by Jon Gruden's downfall

Oct. 17, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders were determined not to let Jon Gruden's undoing lead to their own downfall. They delivered an emphatic 34-24 victory in Denver for longtime special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, their interim head coach, snapping a two-game skid...

AP source: No one else in NFL cited with email violations

Oct. 15, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach, according to a person familiar with the documents. ...

Now question in NFL is: Does Gruden reflect broader culture?

Oct. 13, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

When Shad Khan set out more than a decade ago to become the first member of an ethnic minority to own an NFL team, the Pakistani-American heard the scuttlebutt. “The conjecture was, ‘You will never get approved, because you’re not white,’” Khan, now the owner of...

Fallout continues from Gruden resignation over emails

Oct. 12, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

The NFL is not planning to make public any of the hundreds of thousands of emails it obtained as part of an investigation of the Washington Football Team, some of which led to the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “Based on the material that we have...

NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior

Oct. 12, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. ...

Chuckie chucked: Gruden's words antithetical to modern NFL

Oct. 12, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

Jon Gruden had to go. At a time when messages such as “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled into every end zone in the league, when women have joined the ranks of front offices, coaching staffs and officiating crews and a player on his own team came...

Column: Gruden gone, and it couldn't have come fast enough

Oct. 12, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

Jon Gruden might still be coaching had he merely been exposed as a remorseful racist. His email about union chief DeMaurice Smith's lips was both disturbing and despicable, but it was from a decade ago when Gruden was not coaching in the NFL. And Gruden did apologize...

Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach over offensive emails

Oct. 11, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. Gruden released a statement Monday night, saying: “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I...