The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced on Tuesday that they are going to take away former Tremendous Bowl-winning head trainer Jon Gruden from their Ring of Honor after The New York Occasions reported that he made racist, misogynistic and homophobic feedback directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Avid gamers Affiliation govt director DeMaurice Smith, amongst others.
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“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for practical trade within the spaces of race members of the family, gender equality, range, and inclusion for a few years,” the crew stated in a observation. “Whilst we recognize Jon Gruden’s contributions at the box, his movements cross in opposition to our core values as a company. Subsequently, he’s going to not proceed to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor.”
Gruden, who used to be within the fourth 12 months of a 10-year, $100 million contract, launched a observation following the verdict to renounce.
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“I’ve resigned as Head Trainer of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden stated. “I really like the Raiders and don’t need to be a distraction. Thanks to the entire avid gamers, coaches, group of workers, and lovers of Raider Country. I’m sorry, I by no means supposed to harm any person.”
Gruden, who coached Tampa Bay from 2002 to 2008, led the Bucs to a Tremendous Bowl XXXVII victory over the then-Oakland Raiders. He completed with a 57-55 total file all the way through his time with the Bucs.
Gruden used to be inducted into the crew’s Ring of Honor in 2017.
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Raiders proprietor Mark Davis stated final week that the e-mail about Smith used to be “hectic and now not what the Raiders stand for” and stated the crew used to be reviewing the extra correspondence.
Raiders assistant trainer Wealthy Bisaccia used to be named the crew’s intervening time head trainer.
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this record.