The Las Vegas Raiders are getting into the post-Jon Gruden period after the NFL emails scandal dominated headlines all week and led to the Raiders’ iconic coach resigning. Now, because the franchise makes an attempt to maneuver ahead, crew proprietor Mark Davis is likely to be weighing authorized choices.
On Oct. 8, the Wall Avenue Journal reported Gruden used a racial trope when referring to NFL Gamers Affiliation government DeMaurice Smith. The then-Raiders coach apologized for the 2011 electronic mail, which was despatched when he labored for ESPN, however refused to step down as head coach.
When Gruden wouldn’t resign and the Raiders refused to self-discipline him, extra emails got here out. On Oct. 11, the New York Instances unveiled emails between Gruden starting from 2011-18 that steadily contained racist, sexist and homophobic language to varied officers, together with former Washington Soccer Staff president Bruce Allen.
Shortly after the story broke, Gruden resigned and the Raiders accepted his resolution. Nevertheless it appears the franchise isn’t happy with how issues have transpired.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Davis reportedly is indignant on the NFL and mulling authorized choices after what he reportedly believes was a success job by league officers.
“He thinks the league workplace is out to get him. He thinks it’s a success job.”Nameless NFL supply on Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis, by way of CBS Sports activities
Davis believes, in response to La Canfora, that influential figures within the NFL have been decided to power Gruden out by media leaks. When the Raiders wouldn’t do it after the primary electronic mail containing racist language got here out, extra paperwork have been launched.
It’s broadly identified that Davis admired Gruden years earlier than he employed him and Davis was reportedly emotional throughout Gruden’s in-person resignation.
Whereas the NFL has denied any involvement within the Gruden emails going public, the league sent additional documents to the Raiders earlier than the ultimate bombshell story was launched. When Davis caught by Gruden following the Week 5 loss to the Chicago Bears, some imagine a league let the second wave of emails out.
An NFL house owners assembly is scheduled to happen in New York later this month, with commissioner Roger Goodell in attendance. Evidently, issues may get ugly if Davis’s frustration carries over right into a public confrontation and lawsuit.