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Gruden Sues NFL, Accuses League of 'Malicious' Campaign

Former Raiders coach also names Commissioner Roger Goodell in his complaint

(Newser) - Jon Gruden resigned last month as the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports emerged about a series of emails in which he was said to have used racist, misogynistic, and homophobic language. Now, Gruden is suing the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell, for leaking those emails to...

Gruden's Target: His Comment 'Makes Your Head Explode'

DeMaurice Smith says coach's resignation presents an 'opportunity'

(Newser) - As an investigation of the Washington Football Team wrapped up over the summer—with a $10 million fine for workplace abuse —another was just beginning. During that initial probe, prompted by sexual harassment complaints, the NFL had received 650,000 emails from the work account of former Washington executive...

Raiders Coach Resigns After More Comments Are Revealed

Jon Gruden allegedly used homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic language

(Newser) - Just one day after he insisted he's not racist , Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is out. Gruden resigned Monday, saying in a statement issued by the NFL team, "I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players,...

Jon Gruden Addresses Racist Remark
Jon Gruden
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Racist Remark

Jon Gruden Addresses Racist Remark

Says he's apologized to DeMaurice Smith over 2011 comment

(Newser) - Jon Gruden again said he is not a racist after his Las Vegas Raiders lost their first game since the revelation of the head coach's 2011 racial remark about players’ union leader DeMaurice Smith. Gruden apologized for his “insensitive remarks” when asked about the decade-old emails following the...

Brawls End NFL Teams' Joint Practice

Several fights erupt during Rams-Raiders workout

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Rams' second joint practice with the Las Vegas Raiders ended early on Thursday when the teams had a prolonged brawl. The fight began during special teams work, and it started and stopped several times before coaches Sean McVay and Jon Gruden decided to scrap the remaining periods...

NFL Hands Down $1M in Fines Over Face Masks

Head coaches for Broncos, Seahawks, 49ers now owe $100K each for not following safety protocols

(Newser) - A week after the NFL warned its coaches and teams about following proper safety protocols regarding COVID-19, the league has now handed down more than $1 million in fines, including to three head coaches. Sources tell ESPN that Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, and...

Car Pool 'Passenger' Makes Police Say: 'C'mon, People'

Chucky doll also prompted funny tweet from CHP about Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden

(Newser) - The comparisons of Jon Gruden to the possessed doll Chucky from the movie Child's Play have been reinvigorated since Gruden was announced as the new Oakland Raiders coach earlier this week. It's the California Highway Patrol, though, that wins the prize for most creative reference after a citation...

Raiders' Ex-Coach: I Didn't Throw Super Bowl

Callahan 'hated the Raiders,' Tim Brown claims

(Newser) - Former Oakland coach Bill Callahan has angrily rejected accusations that he sabotaged the team before its Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay in 2003. Former Raiders receivers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice recently claimed that Callahan threw the game by changing the game plan at the last minute, the AP...

Kornheiser Out, Gruden In at Monday Night Football

ESPN host resigns over fear of flying

(Newser) - Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth, USA Today reports. Kornheiser, after 3 seasons, says the upcoming schedule would force him to give up the bus as his preferred travel method, and “my fear of planes is legendary.”...

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