Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was supposed to be the one to finally lead the organization back to prominence. Instead, his tenure ultimately ended in a disturbing way due to his disgusting emails.
Gruden resigned back in October after e-mails emerged between himself and former Washington Commanders team president Bruce Allen that exposed a number of homophobic, racist, and misogynistic comments that he had sent between 2011 and 2018.
The Raiders then finished out the year with interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, who ultimately led them to the playoffs. Despite this, the franchise moved on from him this offseason, and the team will now enter the Josh McDaniels era in Las Vegas.
The team has clearly moved on from Gruden’s time with the organization, but the coach does not appear to have moved on quite as well.
He is still pursuing legal action against the NFL for a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” to force him to resign in October.
We received an update on the lawsuit against the NFL last week when a judge denied the NFL’s motion for Gruden’s case to be thrown out. The case will now proceed, and according to Front Office Sports senior reporter A.J Perez, Gruden still feels like he was done dirty by the NFL.
“He felt that he was targeted by the league,” Perez told Lindsey Brown and Adrian Hernandez of the Playmakers on 1140 The Bet Las Vegas. “He still feels that. I think a lot of this is to find out who leaked those emails.”
Gruden claims that whoever leaked the e-mails only targeted him despite the investigation initially being about claims of misconduct within the Washington Commanders organization.
It remains to be seen exactly how the Gruden situation will unfold in court, but the case will now be heading to arbitration, so we will get some sort of conclusion in the coming months.