NBC’s Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy Defend Jon Gruden Over Offensive Email: ‘Not Going to Chalk Everything Up to Racism’

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Mike Tirico and Tony Dungy were among the few to publicly defend Jon Gruden over the weekend, after a decade-old racially insensitive email from the Raiders head coach was revealed.

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal released a 2011 email from Gruden, in which he used a racist trope to describe NFL Players Association director DeMaurice Smith.

“Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires,” Gruden wrote. But during the Sunday Night Football pregame show on NBC, Tirco and Dungy were not inclined
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