Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Las Vegas won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, shortly after The New York Times published a summary of offensive emails Gruden sent — while working at ESPN — to then-Washington general manager Bruce Allen. It was reported earlier on Monday that the NFL sent the Raiders “damaging” emails that Gruden had sent from 2011-2018, and that comes after it was already revealed last week that Gruden used a racist trope to describe NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith in a 2011 email. The New York Times report featured a detailed summary about additional emails Gruden sent that featured plenty of homophobic slurs and misogynistic comments.

Gruden’s job status was already in question following the racist email, and the emergence of details about additional emails featuring homophobic and misogynistic comments certainly cemented that he’d be done coaching the Raiders.

There are so many takeaways from this story, and it’s obviously a huge deal that involves a high-profile head coach — and former Monday Night Football analyst — that signed a 10-year, $100 million contract to return to the Raiders (where he was in 1998-2001). He also won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where he was from 2002-08).

But here’s just a sampling of how the NFL world is reacting to the news:

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