Jon Gruden: EA Sports ‘takes action’ to remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach from Madden NFL 22

Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders following reports of homophobic, racist and misogynist emails uncovered in NFL investigation into workplace misconduct at football team from Washington.

“EA Sports is committed to taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion and fairness,” said a statement regarding Madden NFL 22.

“Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will replace him with a generic likeness via a title update in the coming weeks.”

Meanwhile, Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has said little since Gruden resigned, told ESPN he had “no comment” on the matter.

“Ask the NFL,” he added. “They have all the answers.”

CNN has reached out to the Raiders and the NFL for comment regarding Davis’ remark.

The NFL previously told CNN that during the review of malpractice with the Washington football team, the league was made aware of the existence of emails raising issues beyond the scope of this survey.

The league also told CNN that more details of the investigation would not be released for reasons of confidentiality.

Reacting to Gruden’s resignation, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr told reporters on Wednesday that “I love man, I hate sin.”

Carr added: “No one is perfect, if we started opening everyone’s private emails and texts people would start to sweat a bit… maybe that’s what they should do to. all the coaches, GMs and owners from here on in. You have to open everything up and see what happens.

“You hate the action. You hate it. You’re not supposed to like it, but you love the person and I love the person.”

Team general manager Mike Mayock also told reporters that Carl Nassib, the first active NFL player to declare himself gay, had requested a personal day this week.

“He just said he has a lot to deal with, a lot has happened in the last few days and of course we support this request,” said Mayock.

The Raiders, who have gone 3-2 so far this season, face the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Rich Bisaccia was named the Raiders’ interim head coach before the game.

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