Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has been in the headlines over the past week for the wrong reasons. A leaked email from 2011 showed Gruden calling NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith with racist remarks.

Of course a lot of people were not happy about it, with Raiders fan and Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard even sharing his disappointment about it. Despite the issue, however, quarterback Derek Carr and the other Las Vegas players remain supportive of their head coach and showed him a great deal of understanding amid the backlash he has received so far.

For his part, Gruden wanted his players to learn from his mistake and not do the same thing.

“Us as a team, we’re like, ‘Yeah, Coach, it was 10 years ago. We love you, man. We got your back,'” Carr said on what transpired during the Raiders’ Friday meeting, per ESPN. “We’re just trying to be there to support Coach. I know it’s a hard time for him. … He told us, ‘Men, learn from my mistake.’ When we left that meeting, we didn’t take it as how it came out.”

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To recall, in his email sent to then Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen during the lockout season 10 years ago, Jon Gruden called DeMaurice Smith as a person with “lips the size of michellin tires”–an old racist stereotype of Black people.

The NFL and the Raiders have both condemned the racist remarks of Gruden, though it remains to be seen what actions the league will take. For what it’s worth, Gruden was an ESPN employee at the time, working as an analyst for their football coverage.

Gruden has also since expressed his regret and remorse about the email, apologizing publicly for it and the issue and distraction it has created.