Jon Gruden’s e mail controversy had penalties within the digital world, too.
EA Sports introduced Wednesday it was eradicating the previous Las Vegas Raiders coach from the sport Madden NFL 22 after The New York Times revealed emails from Gruden exhibiting that he used homophobic and misogynistic remarks in conversations with former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen and different high-profile males.
“EA Sports is committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of inclusion and equity. Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will replace him with a generic likeness via a title update in the coming weeks,” the corporate mentioned.
Gruden resigned within the wake of The New York Times report.
“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” he mentioned in a press release.
JON GRUDEN EMAILS: NFL CALLED ON TO RELEASE FINDINGS IN WASHINGTON PROBE
Gruden in at the very least one e mail, in keeping with the Times, known as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an anti-gay slur and a “clueless anti-football p—y” and argued that Goodell shouldn’t have allegedly pressured then-St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft “queers,” in reference to former NFL defensive lineman Michael Sam, who was the primary overtly homosexual participant to be chosen within the draft.
The e mail appeared to indicate an entire disconnect from Gruden’s messaging when his personal participant Carl Nassib got here out as homosexual earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season and have become the primary lively overtly homosexual NFL participant.
The emails had been reviewed as a part of an NFL office investigation into the Washington Football Team. Gruden’s emails about Goodell had been flagged within the investigation. Among them, had been disparaging remarks about NFL Players Association government director DeMaurice Smith.
On Wednesday, workforce Mark Davis was brief and candy when requested concerning the workforce’s now-former head coach.
“I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers,” Davis instructed ESPN.
Gruden was within the fourth 12 months of a 10-year, $100 million contract. He was additionally faraway from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor.
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