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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
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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...

He Made History, and Maybe the Play of the Game

Carl Nassib becomes first openly gay player to play in NFL game

(Newser) - The game was going to be memorable for Carl Nassib no matter what happened, but making a huge play in overtime made it even more so. When the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end stepped on the field Monday night, he became the first openly gay player to play in a...

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...

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