Jon Gruden is speaking out and apologizing for the emails that he sent several years ago. The emails contained racist and misogynistic comments that led to him stepping down as head coach during the 2021-22 season.
Gruden was at the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Tuesday and the former Raiders head coach felt remorse as he got emotional during his answer.
“I’m ashamed about what has come about in those emails and I’ll make no excuses for it,” Gruden said. “It’s shameful. But, I am a good person. I believe that. I go to church, I’ve been married for 31 years, and have three great boys. I still love football. I made some mistakes, but I don’t think anybody in here hasn’t. I just ask for forgiveness and hopefully, I get another shot.”
Gruden also took a shot at ESPN, as he claims he doesn’t watch them anymore.
“There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there right now,” Gruden said. “What you read, what you hear, what you watch on TV. Hell, I worked at ESPN for nine years. I worked hard at that job. I don’t even wanna watch the channel anymore. Because I don’t believe everything is true. And I know a lot of it is just trying to get people to watch.”
Gruden has 15 years of NFL head coaching experience. He currently has a 117-112 overall record in 229 career games.
The chance Gruden ends back up in charge of an NFL team remains slim, with players slamming the former Super Bowl champion after his comments came to light.
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