Jon Gruden resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after a series of leaked emails that included racist, anti-gay and misogynist remarks.
Gruden responded to an initial email leak, one where the coach said NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith had “lips the size of Michelin tires.” Additional emails came to light, which included disparaging comments against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and former player Michael Sam, the league’s first openly gay player, in 2014.
It’s a strikingly different narrative for the coach who won a Super Bowl as the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was the Monday Night Football analyst on ESPN and received a 10-year, $100-million contract from the Raiders in 2018.
The New York Times revealed exactly what Gruden said in the emails:
“In the emails, Gruden called the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, a ‘f****t’ and a ‘clueless anti football p***y’ and said that Goodell should not have pressured Jeff Fisher, then the coach of the Rams, to draft ‘q***rs,’ a reference to Michael Sam, a gay player chosen by the team in 2014.”
Here’s everything we know about the fallout of the situation.