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Ex-Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden ‘ashamed’ over emails, wants ‘one other shot’

Former head coach fired in 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former NFL coach Jon Gruden stated he was “ashamed” of emails that pressured him to resign as the top of the Las Vegas Raiders.

“I’m ashamed about what has come about in these emails, and I’ll make no excuses for it,” Gruden stated throughout an occasion in Arkansas on Tuesday. “It’s shameful, but I am a good person, I believe that. I go to church. I’ve been married for 31 years. I got three great boys. I still love football. I made some mistakes, but I don’t think anybody else in here hasn’t — and I just ask for forgiveness, and hopefully I get another shot.”

Gruden was attending an occasion on the Little Rock Touchdown Club when he made the remarks.

Gruden resigned from the Raiders on Oct. 11, 2021, after emails surfaced exhibiting he used racist, misogynistic and homophobic feedback. A New York Times investigation revealed Gruden had not solely used racist feedback in an electronic mail in 2011, however had often used derogatory language in emails throughout his employment with ESPN.

As the 8 News Now I-Team first reported final week, legal professionals for the National Football League declare Gruden “consistently” despatched “derogatory emails” whereas he led the workforce, courtroom filings point out.

Lawyers for the NFL and Goodell write in courtroom paperwork filed final week that Gruden was a league worker in the course of the time when some emails have been reportedly despatched, indicating their push to settle the lawsuit via arbitration.

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