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The Lounge>Jon Gruden made an oopsie [and has resigned]
Superturtle 03:30 PM 10-08-2021

NFL statement: “The email from Jon Gruden denigrating DeMaurice Smith is appalling, abhorrent and wholly contrary to the NFL’s values. We condemn the statement and regret any harm that its publication may inflict on Mr. Smith or anyone else.” https://t.co/b9IUku9saH

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2021

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Hammock Parties 03:18 PM 10-13-2021
So...Gruden was a warning shot to someone else?
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Easy 6 03:19 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501:
This was less about cancel culture and way more about the rich and powerful throwing someone under the bus to save their own ass. The only reason these emails were dug up was because of a legitimate investigation. The main reason these emails were leaked is because somebody is trying to protect their ass and is destroying gruden and schefter as collateral damage.
Yeah, thats true as well... but now that the sports press has jumped in, its morphed into something akin to cancel culture

Lord I sure hope the Chiefs never get dragged into anything like this...
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TribalElder 03:29 PM 10-13-2021
Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t seem to be very happy about the events that resulted in the resignation of coach Jon Gruden.

Via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, Davis was asked about Gruden’s departure on Wednesday.

“I have no comment,” Davis said. And then he had a comment.

“Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”

That’s a clear indication of frustration over the perception/reality that the NFL pressured Davis to fire Gruden, or Gruden to quit under threat of termination. Indeed, after Davis received some of the emails, he didn’t fire Gruden or pressure him to resign. It was only after someone leaked some of the emails to the media on Monday (following an initial leak on Friday) that the situation became untenable.

It’s fair to wonder whether Davis would have kept Gruden if the emails hadn’t been leaked. Given the loyalty Davis showed to Gruden even when Gruden was 19-29 through three full seasons and wasn’t remotely close to the host seat, that’s not a stretch.

Davis wants to win, and he surely believed Gruden helps the team more than Rich Bisaccia or any other interim options. Now, Davis seems to be miffed at the NFL for selectively utilizing otherwise confidential materials from the Washington Football Team investigation to force Gruden out.
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TribalElder 03:30 PM 10-13-2021
They weren't going to fire Gruden

It wasn't until the emails got leaked that it forced their hand in fear of the cancel brigade descending down upon the Raiders
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chiefzilla1501 03:33 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
So...Gruden was a warning shot to someone else?
This whole thing is wild and Snyder is a disaster. Turns out a big reason these emails specifically went public is because Snyder is suing Bruce Allen in a defamation suit because he didn't like what an India media company wrote about him. Snyder is a vindictive asshole.

What did McNair once say about letting criminals run the asylum?
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siberian khatru 03:47 PM 10-13-2021

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— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 13, 2021

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Easy 6 03:48 PM 10-13-2021
el oh el
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saphojunkie 03:50 PM 10-13-2021
The fact that Mark Davis isn't overjoyed he is out from that horrible contract is everything you need to know about how truly stupid he is.
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Pablo 03:52 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by siberian khatru:
Just replace him with a Chucky doll in a visor and call it good
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jd1020 03:53 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by saphojunkie:
The fact that Mark Davis isn't overjoyed he is out from that horrible contract is everything you need to know about how truly stupid he is.
Pretty sure its more personal than anything with him. He cherishes Grudens friendship and was apparently trying for 7 years to get him back on the Raiders until he finally got him. Then he had to fire him and it wasn't even his choice and he's the owner of the team.
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saphojunkie 03:54 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by jd1020:
Pretty sure its more personal than anything with him. He cherishes Grudens friendship and was apparently trying for 7 years to get him back on the Raiders until he finally got him. Then he had to fire him and it wasn't even his choice and he's the owner of the team.

He resigned.
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jd1020 03:57 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by saphojunkie:
He resigned.
He resigned after a meeting with the owners.

His resignation is nothing more than symbolic. He was fired.
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eDave 04:12 PM 10-13-2021
The NFL has known all about Dan Snyder. He should have been dealt with long ago.

To the age of the emails, it does illustrate the measure of the man.
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chiefzilla1501 04:16 PM 10-13-2021
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story...mpression=true

More on the India story. It's just wild. Not to mention the careless, or potentially intentional, redacting of all info except for some reason choosing not to redact grudens email address.
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jd1020 04:18 PM 10-13-2021
Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501:
redacting of all info except for some reason choosing not to redact grudens email address.

via GIPHY


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