Jon Gruden no longer has nothing left to lose, so now he is going to bust the doors down.
On Friday, it was reported that the former Raiders head coach filed a lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL
Gruden’s lawyers claim that he was “forced to resign.”
“When their initial salvo did not result in Gruden’s firing or resignation, Defendants ratcheted up the pressure by intimating that further documents would become public if Gruden was not fired,” the lawsuit states. “They followed through with this threat by leaking another batch of documents to the New York Times for an October 11, 2021 article. On October 7, 2021, Jon Gruden was the head coach of the Raiders on a 10-year, $100-million contract. By October 11, 2021, he had been forced to resign.”
Staement from Gruden’s attorney:
Gruden resigned as Raiders head coach last month after racist, misogynistic and homophobic emails surfaced.
“Through a malicious and orchestrated campaign, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell sought to destroy the career and reputation of Jon Gruden, the former head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” the lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court stated.
His emails surfaced as part of the investigation into workplace misconduct involving the Washington Football Team.