On Monday night, Gruden informed his staff that he will be stepping down. His decision comes in the wake of a new report from the New York Times, which uncovered that Gruden used homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails he sent several years ago to former Washington general manager Bruce Allen and others around the league.
“I know everybody you’ve been reading about. They’re outstanding proponents of our game,” Jones replied. “We all continue to recognize what a spotlight you’re in and the way we should express ourselves.”
Jerry Jones on Jon Gruden resigning: “I know everybody you’ve been reading about. They’re outstanding proponents of our game. We all continue to recognize what a spotlight you’re in and the way we should express ourselves.”
Jones declined to say if Gruden should’ve lost his job.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 12, 2021
Jones was then asked if Gruden deserved to lose his job because of his past emails. Unsurprisingly, he refused to give a clear answer to that question.
“I don’t have anything I would want to express there one way or the other,” Jones said. “I know that from the standpoint of contribution, I know that we are all accountable to even a, if you will, a fleeting or minor part of our actions. We are all accountable to those. But that’s about all I want to comment on it.”
We’d imagine other coaches, general managers and owners will be asked about Gruden’s situation this week.
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