If you watched the Dave Chappelle comedy special, you would know why it might be a wrap for Jon Gruden as Raiders head coach.
It is one thing to say racist things in emails like calling DeMaurice Smith “Michelin Man Lips”, but that is a whole new ballgame when you say homophobic and misogynist things in emails.
The New York Times got a hold of some of the other emails, and it isn’t looking good for Chucky.
Gruden’s messages were sent to Bruce Allen, the former president of the Washington Football Team, and others, while he was working for ESPN as a color analyst during “Monday Night Football,” the sports network’s weekly prime-time telecast of N.F.L. games. In the emails, Gruden called the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, a “faggot” and a “clueless anti football pussy” and said that Goodell should not have pressured Jeff Fisher, then the coach of the Rams, to draft “queers,” a reference to Michael Sam, a gay player chosen by the team in 2014.
In numerous emails during a seven-year period ending in early 2018, Gruden criticized Goodell and the league for trying to reduce concussions and said that Eric Reid, a player who had demonstrated during the playing of the national anthem, should be fired. In several instances, Gruden used a homophobic slur to refer to Goodell and offensive language to describe some N.F.L. owners, coaches and journalists who cover the league.
Gruden says he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body, but there are emails that criticize President Obama and Eric Reid for kneeling against police brutality and racism during the National Anthem.
He went so far as to say that Eric Reid should have been fired and showed no sympathy for players wanting to speak about social justice.
I wonder if the black Raiders will be supportive now?
Gruden sent these from his personal email account while working for ESPN. You have to wonder how fair Gruden was in his announcing, considering some of his feelings about the players, the league, and Goodell.
This may be the end of Gruden. Once all the emails are leaked, he will have no choice but to resign or will be fired.
Gruden has resigned and is no longer the coach of 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
Flip the pages for even more emails of Gruden talking crazy about everyone.