Jon Gruden emails: Ex-NFL QB calls controversy 'disappointing,' knew second report would doom coaching career

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Jon Gruden stepped down Monday as the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders football team hours after The New York Times detailed emails in which he had made homophobic and misogynistic remarks, following an earlier report of racist statements about a union leader. The New York TimesJon Gruden Resigns After Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

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Gruden used racist, sexist, homophobic and transophobic language in the emails, which the Times reports dated from 2010 through 2018, before Gruden was hired by the Raiders for his second stint with the team. Per the Times, he often called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “f—t” and a “clueless anti football p—y.” Sporting NewsJon Gruden emails, explained: Raiders coach resigns following release of damning messages

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Jon Gruden emails: Ex-NFL QB calls controversy 'disappointing,' knew second report would doom coaching career

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'Fox & Friends Weekend' host Will Cain and Fox News contributor Richard Fowler comment on Jon Gruden's 'racist' emails.

Shaun King was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a brief time when Jon Gruden was the head coach of the organization, and he reacted to the email fallout on Tuesday.

The former NFL quarterback told Compare.bet he was shocked after the first Gruden email was obtained by The Wall Street Journal last week.

King told the website he knew Gruden was finished once The New York Times published the other emails, which showed homophobic and misogynistic comments and other vulgar remarks about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

"What has the NFL been pushing from a narrative standpoint? Upward mobility and equality for women. You see women being hired within a lot of organizations in roles that traditionally were only for men. And inclusivity, whether it be sexual, religion, right to protest. When those emails came out, I knew the end was near. You can’t defend that verbiage," King told Compare.bet.

"A championship football team is built on accountability, discipline and respect. The fact that they have a gay player, and then it comes out what he said about the kid from Missouri that was drafted (Michael Sam). It’s impossible now to go to (Carl Nassib) and explain that."

The former quarterback said he never had any negative interactions with Gruden but the emails show someone different than the person he knew.

"He just has to look inside, because when you write something like that and send it, you mean it. If you’re joking with your boys, hydrating and having a couple cocktails, somebody might say something slick. But when you sit down and form sentences… it’s hard to turn around and say you didn’t mean anything by it. In my personal interactions with Jon Gruden, I never viewed him as racist, but those emails depict a different person," he added.

King was a backup quarterback for the Buccaneers in 2002 when Brad Johnson and the stellar Tampa Bay defense led the team to a Super Bowl win. He would play four games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 before jumping from team to team. He would never see another down after the 2004 season.

The former second-round pick would play in the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League before going into coaching.

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