Raiders’ Carl Nassib granted private day following Jon Gruden’s homophobic feedback
Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders Monday after emails revealed he made homophobic, sexist and racist feedback from 2010 to 2018.
Raiders defensive finish Carl Nassib, the primary overtly homosexual participant within the NFL, was granted a private day on Wednesday in gentle of all that has transpired since Monday night. Raider basic supervisor Mike Mayock mentioned he met with Nassib thrice since Gruden’s remarks have been made public. He added that Nassib continues to be processing quite a lot of info, including that the group absolutely helps him.
Based on the New York Instances’ bombshell report on Monday, Gruden known as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an anti-gay slur and a “clueless anti-football p—y” in at the least one e mail and argued that Goodell shouldn’t have allegedly pressured then-St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft “queers.” That was an obvious reference to former NFL defensive lineman Michael Sam, who was the primary overtly homosexual participant chosen within the NFL draft.
The e-mail appeared to contradict Gruden’s messaging when Nassib got here out as homosexual earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season and have become the primary lively overtly homosexual NFL participant.
Gruden additionally reportedly made remarks about NFL Gamers Affiliation Government Director DeMaurice Smith, saying, “Dumboriss Smith has lips the dimensions of Michelin tires.” Gruden criticized the league for hiring feminine referees. In 2015, Sarah Thomas turned the primary everlasting feminine official in league historical past. In 2017, Gruden replied to an allegedly sexist meme from Hooters co-founder Ed Droste about feminine NFL officers and replied, “good job roger,” The New York Instances reported.
Gruden wrote that former defensive again Eric Reid ought to have been fired for protesting throughout the nationwide anthem. Targets for Gruden’s criticism additionally included a invoice that might have pressured the then-Washington Redskins to vary their title in 2015, Caitlyn Jenner and former President Barack Obama and then-vice president Joe Biden.
Raiders proprietor Mark Davis mentioned final week that the e-mail about Smith was “disturbing and never what the Raiders stand for” and mentioned the group was reviewing the extra emails.
Raiders assistant coach Wealthy Bisaccia was named the group’s interim head coach.
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.