For Jon Gruden, former Raiders coach, losses continue to rise
No official account of the investigation was published at the time, only a brief summary. Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, attorneys who represented 40 former team employees, denounced the move at the time, saying the league was protecting team owner Daniel Snyder by keeping the findings private. Banks and Katz renewed their efforts on Tuesday after Gruden resigned.
“It is truly scandalous that after the 10-month NFL investigation involving hundreds of witnesses and 650,000 documents related to the long-standing culture of harassment and abuse at the Washington football team, the only no one to be held responsible and lose their job is the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, ”they said in a statement. “Our customers and the general public deserve transparency and accountability. If not, the NFL and Roger Goodell have to explain why they appear determined to protect the Washington football team and its owner Dan Snyder at all costs.
Gruden also lost his sponsorship contract with footwear and apparel company Skechers, which in a statement cited a zero-tolerance policy for behavior that goes against his belief in “equality, the promotion of tolerance and understanding for all “. On Wednesday, EA Sports announced it would be removing Gruden from its Madden NFL 22 video game. The company said it “is committed to taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion and fairness.”
Gruden may also have lost the respect of one of his former players, Carl Nassib, who is the first active NFL player to publicly declare he is gay.
Gruden, in an email, used a derogatory term when he wrote that Commissioner Roger Goodell should not have pressured the Rams to recruit gay players. Gruden was referring to Michael Sam, a gay player kidnapped in 2014. When Nassib came out in June, Gruden praised his decision. Nassib has not publicly commented on Gruden’s emails, but when the Raiders gathered for training on Wednesday, Nassib was not there.
“He asked for a personal day today”, Mayock told reporters. “He just said he has a lot to deal with, that a lot has happened in the last few days, and of course we support this request.”