UNDATED (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders will have a new coach for Sunday’s game at Denver.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Jon Gruden has stepped down following emails containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
Emails acquired by The New York Times show that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the league. The Wall Street said Friday that Gruden used a racist comment to describe NFL Players Association leader DeMaurice Smith in 2011. The Times acquired emails sent from between 2011-18 when Gruden was an analyst for ESPN show his use of derogatory language went well beyond that.
Gruden was in his second stint as the Raiders’ head coach.