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Gruden resigns after more emails surface


Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynist­ic comments, according to reports Monday night.

Gruden resigned after The New York Times reported earlier in the evening that Gruden frequently used misogynist­ic and homophobic language directed at Commission­er Roger Goodell and others.

It was a rapid downfall for Gruden, who’s in the fourth year of a 10-year, $100 million contract he signed with the Raiders in 2018. It started Friday when The Wall Street Journal reported that Gruden used a racist term to describe NFL players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith in a 2011 email to former Washington executive Bruce Allen.

The emails were discovered in a workplace misconduct investigat­ion into the WFT but ended up costing Gruden his job.

Gruden denounced the emergence of women as refs, the drafting of a gay player and the tolerance of players protesting during the national anthem.

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is expected to play against the Eagles on Thursday night despite suffering a thumb injury on his throwing hand during Sunday’s win against the Dolphins. Brady threw for 411 yards and five TDs . ... Steelers WR JuJu SmithSchus­ter will undergo surgery this week for a dislocated shoulder that’s expected to sideline him four months, ESPN reported. Smith-Schuster suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over the Broncos.

NHL: The Lightning signed Jon Cooper, 54, to a threeyear extension through 2024-25, rewarding their coach after the team won consecutiv­e Stanley Cup titles . ... The Seattle Kraken are expected to be without Fs Calle Jarnkrok , Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson and D Jamie Oleksiak for Tuesday night’s season opener against the Golden Knights in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols.

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