Jon Gruden Steps Down As Coach of Las Vegas Raiders


The New York Times reported Monday night that Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden used misogynistic and anti-gay language in a number of emails from 2011-2018.

According to the report, Gruden sent emails to then president of the Washington Football team, Bruce Allen, and others that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should not have pressured then-Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft "queers." This was a reference to former defensive end Michael Sam, a gay player drafted in 2014.

The article also finds that Gruden used an anti-gay slur in several instances while referring to Goodell, and used offensive language to describe some owners, coaches and media members who cover the league. He also denounced women as referees in these emails.

This has all led to Gruden letting the team know he is going to step down as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN. We will update this as the story continues to develop.

After the news of Gruden's exit the Raiders announced the appointment of an interim coach in a statement, 'Rich Bisaccia will serve as Interim Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, effective immediately. Coach Bisaccia will meet with the media at the regularly scheduled media availability on Wednesday.'


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