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Raiders Head Coach Resigns After Homophobic, Racist Emails Surface

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Jon Gruden stepped down Monday as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders football team hours after The New York Times detailed emails in which he casually used misogynistic and homophobic language to disparage people, following an earlier report of racist statements about a union leader. “I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” he said on Twitter in a statement issued by the team. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction.

Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.” Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders, said in a statement that he had accepted the resignation.

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