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Jon Gruden is suing the NFL over his personal racist, homophobic emails

Jon Gruden has filed a lawsuit in opposition to the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell alleging the league “sought to destroy the profession and repute” of the previous Las Vegas Raiders head coach when he resigned earlier this yr.

Gruden resigned final month after emails using racist and homophobic language were uncovered throughout the league’s office misconduct investigation into Bruce Allen, the previous president of the Washington Football Team. Gruden was not a head coach within the league on the time, however he was a highly-paid broadcaster on Monday Night time Soccer.

Gruden’s attorneys filed within the lawsuit in Nevada state court docket. They’re alleging he was pressured into to resign. You can read the full lawsuit here.

Gruden wrote that NFLPA chief DeMaurice F. Smith had “lips the dimensions of michellin (sic) tires.” He known as Goodell a homophobic slur and referred to him as a “clueless anti soccer p****.” He criticized former Rams coach Jeff Fischer for drafting “queers” after his crew chosen Michael Sam within the NFL draft. He wrote that Eric Reid ought to be fired for his protest in opposition to police brutality. He known as then vp Joe Biden a “nervous clueless p****.”

Gruden resigned a day after a New York Times report detailed the contents of the emails from 2011.

“When their preliminary salvo didn’t lead to Gruden’s firing or resignation, Defendants ratcheted up the stress by intimating that additional paperwork would develop into public if Gruden was not fired,” Gruden’s lawyers say in the lawsuit.

Gruden had signed a 10-year, $100 million contract with Raiders to be their head coach. He and the crew agreed to an undisclosed settlement when he resigned.

Gruden deserves all the pieces he received after which some. However what different dust on the NFL will Gruden’s attorneys dig up throughout discovery? The league certainly doesn’t need the general public to know any of it.

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