John Groden is out as the coach of the Las Vegas Riders when he received racist, homosexual and misunderstood comments in emails he sent before he was hired in 2018.
A source familiar with the decision said Monday that Groden had resigned after the New York Times reported that Groden had often used misunderstandings and homosexual language against Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL.
The NFL Network was the first to report growth.
It was the sharpest fall for Grodon, in his fourth year in 10 years, the 100 100 million deal he signed with Readers in 2018. It started on Friday when the Wall Street Journal reported that Groden used the racist term to describe the NFL. De Maurice Smith, head of the union, emailed Bruce Allen, a former Washington executive, in 2011.
The emails were discovered during an investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington football team, but Groden had to spend on his job when he also showed that Groden had condemned the gay player’s draft and other He also condemned the tolerance of the protesting players while playing the national anthem.
Groden apologized for his “frivolous comments” about Smith, saying they were made out of frustration over the 2011 lockout. But the latest emails sent between 2011-18 when Groden was an ESPN analyst suggest that his use of abusive language goes far beyond that.
A source in the league confirmed the emails and said they were sent to the raiders last week. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because the league did not release the emails.
Raiders owner Mark Davis said last week that the emails about Smith were “disturbing, not what the position is for readers” and that the team was reviewing additional emails.
The Times reported that Groden used gay filth to insult Goodell, saying he was “ignorant” and “anti-football”. He also said that Goodell should not have pressured the Rams to draft “queries”, citing Michael Sam, the first gay player to be produced by the NFL team.
The Raiders’ defensive end Carl Naseeb emerged as a gay man in June and is the first gay player to appear in an NFL game.
In a 2017 email, the Times reported that Groden responded to a female official’s sexist meme by saying: “Good job Roger.”
The newspaper also said that Groden had criticized Goodell and the NFL League for trying to criticize him, and said that Eric Reid, a player who had protested while playing the national anthem, should be fired.
The newspaper said Groden also mocked an article about athletes in 2017 that asked Goodell to support efforts to promote racial equality and criminal justice reform.
“It needs to hide in its Connection Protocol tent,” Groden wrote.
Groden and Allen have a long relationship, working together in Auckland and Tampa Bay. The emails between the two men and the other men contained only pictures of women in bikinis, including a picture of the two chairmen of the Washington team.
Groden also criticized President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden during his 2012 re-election campaign.
Smith said early Monday that he appreciated being approached by Groden after the initial report, but that the e-mail was proof that the fight against racism was ongoing.
Smith wrote on Twitter, “But make no mistake, the news is not about what we said in our private conversations, but about what others said who never thought they would be exposed and Will be held accountable. ” Thread
Groden’s comments about Allen Smith came during the 2011 lockout of NFL players. Groden told the Wall Street Journal that he was angry at the lockout during the labor negotiations and did not trust the direction the union was heading.
“Dumboris Smith’s lips are the size of Michelin’s tires,” Groden wrote in a revised email from the newspaper.