Newly resigned Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden finally breaks his silence in response to the leaked controversial emails that have been linked to him.

After firmly stating that there isn’t a “blade of racism” in him, the 58-year-old mentor has now officially tendered his resignation after a huge bomb exploded exposing racist, misogynistic, and homophobic slurs he casually used through emails.

“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden said in his statement (via ESPN’s Adam Schefter). “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Rader Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”

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The emails that have been dragging Gruden through the mud were back in his days as a football analyst for ESPN. As it was reported, the Ohio native had conversations with former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen where he threw some offensive slurs towards numerous personalities like NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell – to name a few.

Per ESPN, Raiders owner Marc Davis has already accepted Gruden’s resignation and assistant coach Rich Bisaccia will now be the team’s interim head coach. Las Vegas was off to a hot 3-1 start to the 2021 NFL season before all this controversy. They take a trip to take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday for Week 6.