Right-wingers are running to defend Raiders head coach John Groden, following his resignation. Reports That Groden spoke in racist, gay, and homosexual terms for almost a decade.
Jesse Kelly, the conservative talk radio host of “The Jesse Kelly Show,” suggested that the pressure for Groden’s removal was led by “a group of liars, a disgusting show in this country.”
Kelly Tweeted. “60% of the United States and 99% of the NFL not only think that, like Gordon, they all sent emails / texts.”
“Let’s look at emails and texts. [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell and every NFL owner / executive, ” Echo Donald Trump Jr. “We need to know if he has ever said something wrong, shared a controversial thought, or made an opinion that was not PC. There is no law of boundaries. Can’t hide behind. ”
Other conservatives compared Groden’s remarks to controversies over former NFL players and even President Biden’s son Hunter.
“Ray Lewis was charged with double murder. The suit he wore on the night of the murder mysteriously disappeared. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and settled with the victim’s family.” Tweeted New Max TV host John Cardillos. “He played a full NFL career. John Groden sent out some non-color emails 10 years ago.”
Arizona Congress candidate Josh Barnett expressed similar sentiments. To write “Hunter Biden’s emails are 100x worse than Gordon’s.”
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Groden’s emails first came under scrutiny from the league this summer as part of a wider investigation by the Washington football team. Reviewing approximately 6,650,000 emails from 2011 to 2018, NFL executives identified a number of objectionable emails sent by Garden to former Washington executive Bruce Allen and other executives, including Garden. – Then an ESPN color analyst – used derogatory language when talking about Goodell and the league. Player
In the first example of 2011. Reported According to the Wall Street Journal, Gordon described De Maurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players’ Association, as clearly with the racist troupe, saying “Dumboris Smith’s lips are the size of Michelin tires.”
In a separate exchange since 2014, Groden called the NFL commissioner a “fugot” and an “unaware anti-football cat” to seemingly speed up the draft of Michael Sam, the league’s first open black player.
Other emails reportedly showed Gordon circulating pictures of women in bikinis, including two of the Washington team’s cheerleaders, and mocking players for demonstrating in support of racial justice.
On Monday, Gordon – who served as Raiders head coach from 1998 to 2001 and rejoined the team in 2018 – resigned under intense pressure from league players and officials.
“I love raiders and don’t want to be upset. Thanks to all the players, coaches, staff and Rider Nation fans. I’m sorry, I never intended to hurt anyone,” he said. Statement Released by the team.
Although his demands for Gordon’s resignation were quickly met, the NFL has struggled for decades to hold its players, coaches and executives accountable for moral turpitude.
Over the years, the league has repeatedly failed to discipline its players. domestic And sexual abuse of women, even when it comes to NFL incidents. Your chair leadersAccording to the Times. There is also a league. Allegedly Decades of scientific evidence have been put forward to suppress the growing body of athletes’ reluctance to associate with mental illness.
More recently, the league has become the focus of political attention as players have increasingly taken a public stand against social justice issues.
In 2016, Colin Caprank, then the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, suddenly became a free agent after kneeling during the national anthem in protest of the country’s American police brutality and racial injustice. He has not been signed by any team in the league. And this year, the NFL came under fire for its practiceRace quality“- A statistical trick that acquires low-vision settlements for black athletes, assuming they have a lower level of intelligence than their white counterparts.
This year, the NFL has shown a relatively clear intention to re-brand. In September, the league. Announced That will allow players to carry messages of social justice on their helmets. Promised $ 250 million commitment to combat military racism