The controversy surrounding former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden continues as more e-mails have surfaced. This latest reveal shows Gruden calling out former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem a few years back.

The newly uncovered exchange was between Gruden and former Washington Football Team General Manager Bruce Allen. Gruden stated that Kaepernick should’ve been cut by the 49ers for kneeling during the National Anthem.

They suspend people for taking amino acids, they should cut this f**k.

Kaepernick began making headlines in 2016 when he started kneeling before games to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He has not played in the NFL since 2017 when he opted for free agency. When he was not re-signed by any team, he filed a grievance against the league, alleging a conspiracy by the team owners. That lawsuit was later settled. Kaepernick is still training and hopes to make it back on a team.

The Gruden controversy began last week after other e-mails revealed alleged racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language by the veteran coach. Gruden apologized but then he resigned from the Raiders this week, and was removed from the Madden NFL 22 video game.

It’s possible that this isn’t the last of the controversial Gruden e-mails to surface as the NFL is under pressure to release more information from its investigation into the Washington Football Team culture. Former employees of the team sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this year and asked him to make public the findings from the league’s investigative reports.

(H/T to Yahoo Sports)

Marc Middleton

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