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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Having been exposed as a racist, misogynist homophobe, Jon Gruden has earned immediate entry into pro football's hall of shame. But the ex-Las Vegas Raiders coach is hardly the NFL's only problem.

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...A trove of toxic emails sent by Gruden surfaced this month as part of an independent investigation into charges of systemic discrimination brought by former employees of the Washington Football Team.

If the emails that sealed Gruden's fate are ever fully examined, as more than 40 former employees and the NFL Players Association have urged, they could reveal all sorts of gross behind-the-scenes behavior in the league. Notably, they could also vindicate blackballed former quarterback Colin Kaepernick....

Gruden's toxic emails were just a handful of the 650,000 documents uncovered as part of the investigation of the Washington team. Showing us how bad Gruden was is not enough. The NFL needs to release all 650,000 documents. That is, to take just one example, the only way to prove that Washington owner Daniel Snyder, the subject of numerous complaints from former employees, is not just as bad as Gruden -- or worse....

So Gruden is gone -- but that should not be the end of the story. All the electronic responses from his NFL pen pals should be publicly released and scrutinized. Only then can the league begin to clean up its act....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-14 11:26 AM | Reply

Well, they black-balled (pun intended) Colin for pointing out the fact that cops murder black folk.
Don't really see the "OMG!" here.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-14 04:51 PM | Reply

I bet if the NFLPA had access to all of the organizations' emails, they would uncover plenty of suspicious material by employees and various hanger-ons.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-14 08:47 PM | Reply

The people whining about this story don't follow the NFL and don't contribute money in ticket or merchandise sales. Their opinion has as much weight as a fart in the wind. The Washington Redskins should serve as an example for what happens when you bend to the woke mob - did they cease their campaigns against the team? Nope. Liberals, children and terrorists are all the same - you cannot negotiate with them.

#4 | Posted by Skeptical at 2021-10-14 08:54 PM | Reply

Consider they make bs calls about excessive celebrations, I'll wager this months house note that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-10-15 12:24 AM | Reply

Gruden sure seems like a scapegoat.

Kraft was soliciting prostitutes in a whore house being investigated for sex trafficking, but that's okay...

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-15 12:35 AM | Reply

I would be massively surprised to find out that 99% of the NFL coaches do not talk exactly like John Gruden.

#7 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-10-15 07:55 AM | Reply

Kraft was #6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

It's an owner's league. Gruden was an employee, Kraft is an owner.

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-15 08:01 AM | Reply

N.F.L.'s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President
www.nytimes.com

...For nearly a decade, the president of the Washington Football Team sent emails to a friend in which he casually joked about Native Americans and racial and political diversity, griped about referees and league initiatives to improve player safety, and arranged tickets and perks for his correspondent. He also thanked the man for getting a fine lifted and for understanding the team's thorniest troubles.

That man was Jeff Pash, who " as the longtime general counsel of the N.F.L. and a top adviser to Commissioner Roger Goodell " would become responsible for investigating the team that had been run by the very executive he grew close to.

Pash appeared to engage willingly in the back-and-forth, sometimes reassuring the Washington executive, Bruce Allen, who was with the club from 2009 to 2019, not to worry about troubles that would eventually rock the team and the league, including reports about harassment of the club's cheerleaders.

A trove of 650,000 emails gathered in the league's investigation of workplace misconduct in the Washington Football Team's front office has already resulted in the resignation of Jon Gruden as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, after The New York Times published messages in which he made racist, sexist and homophobic remarks. The league received access to the emails several months before the investigation was completed last summer.

But Allen's exchanges with Pash, sent from 2009 to 2018, reveal a larger story about a clubby relationship between a top league official and team executives and owners he is expected to oversee....


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-15 10:44 AM | Reply

Gruden was an employee, Kraft is an owner.
#8 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

My point exactly. Gruden's contract was revealed to have a heretofore unknown "fall on your sword to protect this league" clause.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-15 12:54 PM | Reply

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