Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis had little to say after Jon Gruden resigned as head coach following an email scandal containing racist, homophobic and misogynist, other than the fact that he accepted his resignation.
He still doesn’t have much to say two days later, but managed to point the finger at the NFL.
“I have no comment,” he told ESPN. “Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”
The NFL uncovered 650,000 emails as part of its investigation into the toxic work culture of the Washington football team, where Bruce Allen – a longtime friend of Gruden – was an executive for 10 years. It was in emails from Gruden’s private account to Allen’s team, according to the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, that Gruden made racist remarks about the executive director. of the players’ union, DeMaurice Smith, denigrated the emergence of responsible women and called Commissioner Roger Goodell homophobic. connection.
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The racial trope describing Smith went public on Friday in the Journal. Gruden apologized and coached in the Raiders’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday before the email bomb hit via the Times on Monday. The NFL investigation, led by lawyer Beth Wilkinson, ended this summer and did not produce a written report.
The NFLPA has appealed to the NFL to release all emails from the investigation. A league spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones on Tuesday that NFL officials currently have no plans to release the emails because confidentiality was part of the investigation. Washington football team and workplace review.
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