What a mess! Jon Gruden was just fired by the Las Vegas Raiders after The New York Times published several emails where he used homophobic, bigoted and misogynistic language sent to NFL higher-ups and Tampa Bay business leaders.
Some of the emails were between Gruden and Bruce Allen who’s the former president of the Washington Football Team. Gruden called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “f****t” and a “clueless anti football p***y.”
He was also outraged that Gooddell pressured the Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to draft “q****s” which was a reference to gay player Michael Sam.
There was an exchange of topless photos of naked cheerleaders and Gruden said NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith had “lips the size of Michelin tires.”
These scandalous emails also included some Tampa Bay business leaders like Hooters co-founder Ed Droste, Outback Bowl executive Jim McVay and PDQ founder Nick Reader. Those emails were sent between 2011-2018.
Lastly, Gruden asked Bruce Allen to tell Bryan Glazer, whose family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to “suck his d***.”
Now, since we laid out everything Gruden is under fire for we need to have the discussion about The Ring of Honor because the Buccaneers organization decided to remove him yesterday.
“The Ring of Honor recognizes former players, coaches and individuals who have played a significant role in the franchise’s history and tradition.”
With that being said, even with all those scandalous emails the question is, should Gruden still be in the Ring of Honor? Do those emails take away all his previous accomplishments that happened before the email probe?
Just as an example, OJ Simpson is still in the Football Hall of Fame and he won’t be removed unless they change the rules.