Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night after The New York Times published a report highlighting a series of emails he sent that contained homophobic and misogynistic language. The emails were sent over a seven-year period.
The Times reported, “In the emails, Gruden called the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, a ‘faggot’ and a ‘clueless anti football pussy’ and said that Goodell should not have pressured Jeff Fisher, then the coach of the Rams, to draft ‘queers,’ a reference to Michael Sam, a gay player chosen by the team in 2014.”
Gruden resigned shortly after the piece dropped, issuing an apology. “I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” he said.
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