The damage to Jon Gruden’s heritage extends beyond the loss of his job as a Las Vegas Raiders coach and the widespread accusations of homosexuality, misogyny, and racist comments. The revelation that Gruden despised the people around the NFL undermined long-standing relationships, broke sponsorship contracts, and dissatisfied with the organization in which he provided the Super Bowl title.
Since Gruden announced his resignation on Monday night, he casually and regularly has people throughout the league in an investigation into cheating at the Washington Football Team’s workplace where the New York Times has not been directly involved with him. I look down on you. The report arrived three days after the Wall Street Journal first reported that Gruden had sent a message.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, dedicated to improving the diversity of the NFL PA and NFL, blamed Gruden’s remarks, unlike the Raiders, who said in a statement on Monday night that owner Mark Davis had accepted his resignation. On Wednesday, general manager Mike Mayok emphasized to reporters that Davis’ late father, Al Davis, hired Amy Trask, the league’s top woman, at various times. Artshell, the first African-American coach of our time. Tom Flores, one of the league’s first Hispanic coaches.
Mark Davis told ESPN Wednesday that he had no comment on Gruden’s departure. Then, perhaps suggesting his dissatisfaction that these previously secret emails sacrificed his coach, Davis said, “Ask the NFL that they have all the answers.” rice field.
The league said last week that Gruden shared an email with the Raiders, who made derogatory remarks. When the Raiders tried to reorganize behind the interim coach, Gruden’s former team Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rich Visatcha removed his name from the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. A 2015 email revealed that Gruden, who had coached the team for seven years and won the Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season, insulted Brian Grazer, a descendant of the team’s family. Later, they probably had little choice. Rough request.
Under his current coach, Bruce Arians, the Buccaneers have prioritized staff diversification. They became the first team to have black coaches in all three coordinator positions. He was also the first team to serve two women full-time, Defensive Line’s assistant coach Lori Locust and Strength and Conditioning Coach Maral Java Differ.
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been advocating deliberate changes in the areas of racial relations, gender equality, diversity and inclusion for many years,” the team said in a statement. “While acknowledging Jon Gruden’s contribution in this area, his actions go against our core values
Gruden exchanged these emails with former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen and others while working as an ESPN commentator before his second mission as a Raiders coach began in 2018. By the NFL as part of a Washington work culture survey that ended this summer. The league concluded that the environment was “very unprofessional,” perpetuating bullying and intimidation, and fined Washington $ 10 million.
At that time, no formal explanation of the investigation was published, only a short summary. Lawyers Lisa Banks and Debracatz, who represented 40 former team employees, said the league was protecting team owner Daniel Sneider by keeping the findings private, a decision at the time. I opposed it. Banks and Katz updated their push on Tuesday after Gruden’s resignation.
“The only one to be held accountable and lost after a decade-long investigation of the NFL, which includes hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the long-standing culture of harassment and abuse on the Washington Football Team. The person is the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, “they said in a statement. “Our clients and the general public deserve transparency and accountability, as NFL and Roger Goodell are trying to protect the Washington Football Team and its owner, Dancenider, at all costs. I need to explain why I see it. “
Gruden has also lost an approval agreement with SKECHERS, a shoe and apparel company. In his statement, SKECHERS quoted a zero-tolerance policy for actions against the belief of “promoting equality, tolerance and understanding for all.”
He may also have lost the respect of one of his ex-players, Carl Nassib. He is the first active NFL player to publicly declare him gay.
Gruden used derogatory terms when he wrote in an email that Commissioner Roger Goodell should not have pressured Rams to draft gay players. Gruden mentioned gay player Michael Sam, who was filmed in 2014. Gruden praised his decision when Nashib came out in June. Nashib did not publicly comment on Gruden’s email, but Nashib wasn’t there when the Raiders reconvened for practice on Wednesday.
“He demanded a personal day today,” Mayok said. Told reporters.. “He just said there’s a lot to handle. A lot has happened in the last few days. Of course, we support that request.”