Raiders owner on Gruden emails: “We don’t stand for it”
Four days after offering a snarky “no comment” in response to the Jon Gruden email scandal, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis changed his tune on Sunday.
“Listen,” Davis said outside the Raiders’ locker room, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “The Raiders stand for diversity, inclusion and social justice. We always have and we always will. The emails that came out are not what we stand for. So, Jon Gruden is no longer head coach of the Raiders.
“There’s not much more I can say. All the talking heads are making up all sorts of stuff. That’s all it is. We don’t stand for it.”
Gruden resigned Monday after leaked emails revealed that he had made derogatory, misogynistic and homophobic comments before becoming Raiders head coach.
Asked about Gruden’s resignation on Wednesday, Davis said “I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”
The Raiders improved to 4-2 on Sunday by defeating the Broncos 34-24 in Denver in their first game under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
“It was one of the best games I have seen us play in a long time,” Davis said. “I thought it was fantastic. All three phases of the game. My emotions are that I’m excited that we looked good and are moving towards the future.”
–Field Level Media