Goodbye and Good Riddance: Gruden Out as Raiders Head Coach
Jon Gruden has officially resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders head coach following several emails that were leaked containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic slurs.
The emails sent to former Washington executive Bruce Allen, dating from 2011 through 2018, contained insensitive and blatantly offensive comments towards African-Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, women, and even NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Initial reports uncovered one offensive remark—when Gruden used racist imagery to denounce DeMaurace Smith—but the Raiders put off making a decision regarding Gruden’s employment. Gruden was still the Raiders head coach for Sunday’s game, despite the first round of reports stating that Gruden said, “Dumborris Smith has lips the size of Michelin tires.”