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Sports Tony Dungy clarifies stance on Jon Gruden, emails after Raiders coach resigns

21:15  12 october  2021
21:15  12 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy is clarifying the comments he made about Jon Gruden on "Sunday Night Football." Gruden, who resigned as Las Vegas Raiders coach on Monday, used racist, homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails over a seven-year period.

On the "Sunday Night Football" telecast, Dungy said he thought it was time to accept Gruden's apology and "move on."

"What Jon Gruden did in that (racist) email — definitely insensitive, definitely inappropriate, definitely immature — I thought he attacked the character of a man," Dungy said Sunday. But he apologized for it. He said it wasn’t racially motivated. I have to believe him. I think this was an incident that was 10 years ago. He apologized. I think we need to accept that apology and move on."

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Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy takes the stage to speak about Catchings, during the Tamika Catchings Legacy Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse. © Jenna Watson/IndyStar Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy takes the stage to speak about Catchings, during the Tamika Catchings Legacy Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.

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Dungy tweeted on Tuesday morning, saying that his comments Sunday night were based on the assumption that Gruden's comments were an isolated incident.

Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns as homophobic, misogynistic comments are revealed in emails

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He said that in light of the additional racially insensitive emails from Gruden that have surfaced, the Raiders did the right thing in parting ways with the coach.

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NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior

  NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. Gruden stepped down as Las Vegas Raiders coach Monday night after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL. Tirico said on NBC’s “Football Night in America” on Sunday that he had not seen or experienced anything with Gruden that was racist in any way.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Tony Dungy clarifies stance on Jon Gruden, emails after Raiders coach resigns

Las Vegas Raiders galvanized by Jon Gruden's downfall .
DENVER (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders were determined not to let Jon Gruden's undoing lead to their own downfall. They delivered an emphatic 34-24 victory in Denver for longtime special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, their interim head coach, snapping a two-game skid and propelling them into a first-place tie with the Chargers atop the AFC West. “In this business there’s always crazy things going on, especially with the Raiders,” said defensive end Maxx Crosby, who was in on all five sacks of Teddy Bridgewater. "There’s no mistake about it. Ever since I got here there’s always things going on.

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