Raiders coach John Gruden resigns over allegations of misogyny, racist and gay emails

Raiders coach John Gruden has resigned after many emails claiming he had used homophobic and misogynistic language after learning of racist comments in a previous email.

In a statement on Monday, the coach said: “I love the Raiders and don’t want to be distracted. Ryder thanks all the players, coaches, staff and fans of the nation. I’m sorry, I don’t intend to hurt anyone.

According to verified emails The New York Times, Mr. Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at the Commissioner Roger Goodell And others The NFL.

Insensitive emails were revealed shortly after Mr Gruden made racist comments about the executive director of the NFL Players Federation in 2011.

The NFL has received emails from Mr. Gruden’s former president, Bruce Allen Washington Football Team In a separate investigation into workplace misconduct related to that franchise.

The Wall Street Journal Friday reported that Mr. Gruden used racism to describe DeMauris Smith, the leader of the NFL Players Association. Now, recent emails reported by the Times have condemned Mr Gruden’s drafting of a gay player and, among other things, the co-operation of players protesting the national anthem.

Mr Gruden apologized for his “insensitive remarks” about Mr Smith, saying he was frustrated at the 2011 lockout. But recent emails were sent between 2011-18 when Mr Gruden was an analyst ESPN Show that his use of derogatory language went beyond that.

A league source confirmed the emails were accurate and said they were sent to riders. The person spoke in anonymity because the league did not make emails public. The man said the league was waiting for the team to review the emails and decide how to proceed.

Riders owner Mark Davis said last week that the email about Mr Smith was “confusing and not what the Raiders represent” and that the team was reviewing additional emails. He learned this without going into detail the previous Monday.

“I’m not going to revisit the event again,” Mr Gruden said before announcing his decision early on. Not because I’m happy to talk about football, but because I skip it.

Mr. Gruden signed a 10-year contract worth $ 100 million to become the Raiders coach in 2018.

The Times reports that Mr Gruden has used gay abuse to insult Mr Goodell and that he is “clueless” and “anti-football”. He said Mr. Goodell should not put pressure on the Rams to create “Gools,” a reference to Michael Sam, the first gay player to be drafted by the NFL.

The Raiders defensive end Carl Nasib He came out gay in June and was the first gay player to appear in an NFL game.

In an email in 2017, the Times said, Mr Gruden responded to the sexy meme of a female officer: “Good job Roger.”

The newspaper said Mr Gruden criticized Mr Goodell and the NFL for trying to reduce league concussions, and it said Eric Reid, The player who performed while playing the national anthem should be fired.

Mr Gruden made a mockery of an article in 2017 about players calling on Mr Goodell to support their efforts to promote racial equality and criminal justice reform.

“He must hide in his concussion protocol tent,” Mr. Gruden wrote.

Mr Gruden and Mr Allen have a long relationship after working together Oakland And Tampa Bay. In the emails between the two men and other men, photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms, including a photo of two men Washington Team Cheerleaders.

Mr. Gruden criticized the president Barack Obama During his re-election campaign in 2012, and then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Mr Smith appreciated that he had approached Mr Gruden following the initial report on Monday, but the email was evidence that the fight against racism had continued.

“But make no mistake, the news is not about what is said in our private conversations, but what people say they do not think they will reveal and how they count,” Mr Smith wrote Twitter Thread.

Mr Gruden’s remarks to Mr Allen about Mr Smith came during the 2011 NFL players’ lockout. Mr Gruden told The Wall Street Journal he was angry about the lockout during the labor negotiations and did not believe the direction the union was taking.

“Damboris Smith has as many lips as Michelin tires,” Mr Gruden wrote in an email reviewed by the magazine.

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