Twitter unloads after Jon Gruden resigns amid racist, homophobic, sexist emails emerge.
It’s the trifecta that eventually sent Las Vegas Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden, packing.
First, emails surfaced which revealed Gruden had used racist language in emails from 2011. On Monday evening the New York Times released a second report, this time revealing additional emails with homophobic and sexist remarks ultimately sealing the end of his tenure with the team.
Just minutes after the NY Times article dropped, reports revealed he’d notified his staff of his imminent departure.
And just hours later the Raiders posted a statement from Gruden on Twitter.
“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” the statement reads. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”
NFL Twitter reacts to Jon Gruden emails that got him fired
At press time there was no news of who would be his replacement.