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RUMOR: Jon Gruden confidants suggest fighting NFL, Raiders for monetary damages after resignation

Raiders, Jon Gruden

With former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden now out of a job, it appears as though the longtime NFL head coach and former ESPN broadcaster isn’t done with the AFC West franchise just yet.

According to a recent report from NFL Network, via Yahoo! Sports, Gruden is still owed quite a few dollars despite his resignation. With that said, the ex-Raiders head coach seems likely to go hunting for the remaining money.

NFL Network reported Sunday that Gruden is still owed “about $40 million over five years of his contract” and that the two sides will work on a settlement despite Gruden having resigned his position. The implication of Gruden still being owed money after resigning appears to indicate that the resignation came under some form of duress that would ultimately entitle him to a golden parachute.

According to the Yahoo Sports report, some close to Gruden are suggesting that he should even explore his legal options in regards to retaining as much money as possible. Initially, though, it remains to be seen as to how much team owner Mark Davis is willing to part ways with before it comes to such a conclusion.

Gruden originally signed a 10-year, $100 million contract to return for a second go-round with the Raiders back in 2018, though things obviously didn’t pan out for either side in the end. This is certainly something to monitor going forward as this is no doubt a story that simply won’t just blow over.

For what it’s worth, the two are said to be looking to end things amicably.