Jon Gruden is now speaking out over his behavior in leaked emails over the past few days.
Gruden has issued the following statement confirming his resignation:
“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.”
Gruden informed his coaching staff that he plans to resign as Raiders’ head coach, which comes three days after the Wall Street Journal released the email from Gruden to former Washington president Bruce Allen in which Gruden used a racial trope to describe NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
His hot water only got hotter on Monday and it was ultimately too much.
Reports said that the NFL was waiting on a decision from the Raiders before getting involved in the matter. It looks like they won’t have to now.
Gruden was in the fourth year of his reported 10-year, $100 million contract with the Raiders. For his career, Gruden has produced a record of 117-112.