NFL-Raiders’s Gruden resigns after anti-gay, sexist comments in emails

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(Reuters) -Jon Gruden said on Monday he has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after the New York Times reported he had used racist, misogynistic and homophobic language in emails over several years. The emails mocked the drafting of a gay player in 2014, the hiring of women referees, tolerance for player protests aimed at promoting racial justice and the league’s emphasis on reducing concussions, the Times reported earlier on Monday. A league source confirmed the accuracy of the report to Reuters. “I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden said in a statemen…

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