Raiders owner Mark Davis and coach Jon Gruden went their separate ways after the release of more offensive emails from the coach during his tenure as an ESPN broadcaster. The owner wasn’t keen on punishing him as he originally planned on not punishing Gruden despite being aware of the emails. It seems Gruden’s career in the league is essentially over.
In fact, Jon Gruden’s leaks were called a hit job by the NFL. It was added that Davis informed others that he believes influential figures within the NFL offices were intent on forcing Gruden out through calculated media leaks of the emails that contained racist tropes and homophobic slurs.
While speaking to TMZ Sports, Nate Burleson was asked if he thinks there is any way Jon Gruden can get another job in the league. Burleson stated that time does help in a lot of ways.
However, Burleson then added that he simply is not sure if Gruden can recover from the scandal due to the racist, homophobic and misogynistic language he used in the online messages.
The league is 75 percent Black and some of those words can be interpreted as racist, insensitive,” Burleson said. “And, Carl Nassib is an openly gay player. And, the words that [Gruden] used when talking about Michael Sam, it really does hurt the heart to hear.”
This is an inclusive league. And, I think that’s what we pride ourselves on. I’m not sure if we’ll see him back in the league. I’m not sure.”
After resigning from his role as a coach, Jon Gruden fired back at all the claims and stated that “the truth will come out.” While resigning, he also apologized for his problematic remarks but it was too little too late for many people.
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