Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Raiders Football Coach Resigns over Racist, Sexist and Homophobic Emails

HeadlineOct 12, 2021

In sports news, Jon Gruden, the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, has resigned after an NFL investigation uncovered a series of racist, sexist and homophobic emails he had written prior to becoming the coach of the Raiders. In one email, Gruden used racist terms to attack the head of the NFL players union, DeMaurice Smith, who is Black. Gruden was the third-highest-paid coach in the NFL, earning $10 million a year.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation