Friday afternoon, former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden filed a lawsuit towards the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, alleging Gruden’s emails have been “selectively” launched throughout the investigation into the Washington Football Workforce to power him out of his position with the crew.
Gruden’s lawyer, Adam Hosmer-Henner, famous there’s “no clarification” as to why solely Gruden’s emails have been made public when there have been 650,000 collected in the league’s investigation.
Hosmer-Henner, via ESPN:
“The criticism alleges that the defendants selectively leaked Gruden’s non-public correspondence to the Wall Road Journal and New York Occasions so as to hurt Gruden’s status and power him out of his job,” Hosmer-Henner mentioned. “There isn’t any clarification or justification for why Gruden’s emails have been the solely ones made public out of the 650,000 emails collected in the NFL’s investigation of the Washington Football Workforce or for why the emails have been held for months earlier than being launched in the center of the Raiders’ season.”
The NFL has since responded, calling the allegations “solely meritless.”
Response from NFL media members got here rapidly after information of the lawsuit broke.
Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 and ’18-’21. He additionally coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from ’02-’08, profitable a Tremendous Bowl with the franchise. His profession document is 117-112 with a 5-4 mark in the postseason. Between NFL gigs, he was the recreation analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night time Football.
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