Jon Gruden resigns as Las Vegas Raiders head coach after report of anti-gay, misogynistic language used in emails

October 12, 2021

LAS VEGAS -- Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following reports that emails he wrote over a 10-year period included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language.Assistant coach Rich Bisaccia will serve as interim head coach effective immediately, the team announced.The resignation came shortly after The New York Times reported that Gruden used misogynistic and anti-gay language in numerous emails during a seven-year period.The Times also reported that Gruden used an anti-gay slur in several instances while referring to Goodell and used offensive language to describe some owners, coaches and media members who cover the league.Gruden, 58, became the Raiders head coach in 2018, agreeing to a 10-year contract worth a reported $100 million.