Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is in hot water after it was recently revealed that he made a racist comment toward NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in an email back in 2011. Gruden faces potential punishment from the NFL, but nothing has been announced on that front yet.
ESPN had a conversation about the situation on Sunday NFL Countdown, and Randy Moss delivered an impassioned rant on the matter:
"For us to be moving back and not forward … National Football League, this hurts me."
A powerful conversation from the Sunday NFL Countdown crew on Jon Gruden’s 2011 email that included a racist comment in reference to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith: pic.twitter.com/FQvMGFUfOj
— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2021
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Moss nearly broke down in tears while making his powerful comments, and he’s clearly disappointed in Gruden. The legendary wideout is also upset at the NFL in general and how the league is “moving back and not forward,” and it sure seems as if he thinks Gruden should face some type of punishment.
It was also just revealed that Gruden sent nasty emails about Roger Goodell and team owners around the same time as the email about Smith. This was all during the NFL lockout back in 2011. Gruden wasn’t a coach at that time, but rather an announcer for Monday Night Football.
We’ll see what the NFL winds up doing about Jon Gruden. While these emails are 10 years old, the league may look to make an example of him.