Media Reacts to Jon Gruden Resigning After Racist, Homophobic and Sexist Emails: Sounds Like ‘Trump’s New Running Mate’

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After soaking up the pomp and circumstance during a red-carpet rollout for his NFL return three years ago, Jon Gruden exits the Las Vegas Raiders by way of self-inflicted disgrace.

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal released a 2011 email from Gruden, where he used a racist trope to describe NFL Players Association director DeMaurice Smith. After briefly surviving the decade-old racist comment, The New York Times proved his comments about Smith were just the tip of the iceberg, reporting that Gruden had also made homophobic and misogynistic remarks.

Gruden announced his resignation Monday night following the second bombshell report. His offensive comments were uncovered during the
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