Why did Raiders HC Jon Gruden resign? exploring reasons behind his controversial NFL departure

Jon Gruden was a prominent figure in the NFL as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Besides the team, he was part of many dominating NFL teams including the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, on October 11, 2021, he resigned from his post as head coach followed by some controversies.

So, it is time to unveil more about the email scandal of the HC and the consequences he had to face for that.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden resigned due to his leaked homophobic emails

The former head coach resigned from his post in 2021 after his email that contains misogynistic, racist, and homophobic language got licked in news portals. The stigma that he had to bear after the lick seemed too unbearable for him so he cleared his ways from the league.

However, a year later, he again brought the issue back to the spotlight but this time blaming the authority of the NFL. He mentioned that he was forced by the NFL to resign from his post and leave his job.

Jon Gruden even sued NFL bringing on charges of character assassination adding that it cost him his career.

Jon Gruden’s bizarre defense for homophobic emails ended his NFL coaching career

In those controversial emails Jon mainly expressed his dissatisfaction over the increasing number of female referees and also opening the NFL door for gay players. He sent most of those emails to former president Bruce Allen.

Those emails got licked across various news portals pulling out the curtain from his inner self. Moreover, the HC stood in his defense calling him a good person after he lost his job. He also asked for forgiveness from the public and the league and begged for another chance.

NFL authority has been very strict in terms of equality issues throughout its operations. And the incident of Gruden testifies to the fact that there is no place for racist and homophobic figures in the NFL universe. Do you think Jon should get another chance to rectify his mistakes? Share your opinion in the comment section.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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