The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom he sparked a Super Bowl victory, took him off their Ring of Honor, and a shoe company no longer wants his endorsement.
The damage to Jon Gruden 's legacy radiated beyond the loss of his post as coach of the Las RaidersVegas and the widespread denunciation of homophobic, misogynistic and racist comments. The revelation that Gruden disparaged people around the N.F.L. tarnished long-standing relationships, canceled a sponsorship deal, and brought him into disrepute with the organization to which he awarded a Super Bowl title.
Gruden has not spoken publicly since his press release announcing his resignation on Monday evening, a few hours after Hfrance.fr reported that NFL officials discovered, in the middle of a work misconduct investigation of the Washington football team that did not directly implicate him, which he had flippantly and regularly disparaged people across the league in sectarian terms. This report came three days after the Wall Street Journal reported for the premThe first time Gruden had sent a message denigrating DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the N.F.L. Association of players, which is black, with a racist trope.
The N.F.L.P.A. and the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which is dedicated to improving persity in the NFL, condemned Gruden's comments, unlike the Raiders, who in their statement Monday night simply said owner Mark Davis had accepted his resignation. General manager Mike Mayock told reporters on Wednesday that Davis' late father, Al Davis, had repeatedly employed the league's top-ranked woman, Amy Trask; the first African-American trainer of the modern era, Art Shell; and one of the league's earliest Hispanic coaches, Tom Flores.
Mark Davis told ESPN on Wednesday he had no comment on departure from Gruden. Then, suggesting pPerhaps his displeasure that these previously confidential emails cost him his coach, Davis said, “Ask the N.F.L. They have all the answers. "
The league said last week that it was sharing emails with the Raiders in which Gruden made derogatory remarks. As the Raiders tried to regroup behind the interim coach, Rich Bisaccia, Gruden's former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, removed his name from their Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. probably had no choice after a 2015 email revealed that Gruden - who coached the team for seven years, winning a Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season - insulted Bryan Glazer, a descendant from the family owning the team, with a gross request. Image Gruden was inducted into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor in 2017. Credit ... Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press
Under their current coach, Bruce Arians, the Buccaneers have prioritized the persification of their staff. They became the first team to install black coaches in all three coordination positions, and were also the first to have two women - the coach. defensive line assistant lori locust strength conditioning maral javadifar full time roles.
"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been advocating for resolute change in relationship arenas for many years race, gender equality,
Gruden traded these emails with Bruce Allen, former president of the Washington football team, and others, during his tenure as ESPN commentator before his second stint as Raiders coach in 2018. They is just a slice of the roughly 650,000 messages the NFL reviewed in a Washington workplace culture investigation that ended this summer. The league, concluding that the environment was "very unprofessional" and perpetuated bullying and intimidation, fined Washington $ 10 million.
No official account of the investigation was published at the time, only a short summary. Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, lawyers who represented 40 former employees of the team, denouncedthis ruling at the time, claiming the league was protecting team owner Daniel Snyder by keeping the finds private. Banks and Katz renewed their efforts on Tuesday after Gruden's resignation.
"It is truly outrageous that after the 10-month NFL investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the long-standing culture of harassment and abuse within the Washington football team, the only person to be held accountable and to lose their job is the 'coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,' they said in a statement. “Our customers and the general public deserve transparency and accountability. Otherwise, the N.F.L. and Roger Goodell must explain why they appear determined to protect the Washington football team and its owner, Dan Snyder at all costs. and clothing company Skechers, which in a statement cited a zero tolerance policy for a combehavior which opposes its belief in "equality, the promotion of tolerance and understanding for all.
He may also have lost the respect of one of his former players, Carl Nassib, who is the first active NFL player to publicly declare that he is gay.
Gruden, in an email, used a derogatory term when he wrote that Commissioner Roger Goodell would not have not had to pressure the Rams to draft gay players. Gruden was referring to Michael Sam, a gay player kidnapped in 2014. When Nassib came out in June, Gruden praised his decision. Nassib has not commented publicly on Gruden's emails, but when the Raiders gathered for training on Wednesday, Nassib was not there.
" He requested a personal day today ", Mayock told reporters . " He just said he has a lot to deal with, a lot is happening in the last few days, and of course we support this request. "