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Reports: Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach

Field Level Media
12 Oct 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

Jon Gruden resigned as Las Vegas Raiders' head coach Monday night, according to multiple media reports.

He reportedly stepped down in a meeting with team owner Mark Davis.

The resignation comes after further allegations of inappropriate emails surfaced Monday via reporting from the New York Times.

The Wall Street Journal printed a story Friday that Gruden used racist language in a 2011 email when describing the appearance of DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association. Gruden apologized but said he didn't remember writing the email.

Gruden, 58, signed a 10-year, $100 million deal to return to coaching with the Raiders in 2018.

The Raiders are off to a 3-2 start, leaving Gruden 22-31 in his second stint as the team's head coach. He was 38-35 while coaching the then-Oakland Raiders from 1998-2001, and he posted a 57-55 regular-season mark with the Buccaneers from 2002-08, leading Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl championship after the 2002 season.

--Field Level Media

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