Sport Report: NFL Files to Dismiss Jon Gruden’s Lawsuit Over Leaked Emails
Judge denies Los Angeles County's bid to dismiss Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit over Kobe Bryant crash pictures
A federal judge in California has denied a request from Los Angeles County to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant over photos taken at the scene of her husband Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash in January 2020. © Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images Vanessa Bryant The NBA legend, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when a helicopter they were in crashed into a Calabasas hillside. The lawsuit, filed by Vanessa Bryant in September 2020, claims photos taken at the scene were shared by county fire and sheriff's department employees in settings irrelevant to the investigation, including a bar.
In a court document filed Wednesday, lawyers for the league described Gruden's suit as “baseless” and said the former coach had “no one to blame but himself.”
On Wednesday, the NFL formally requested a Nevada judge to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against them over his leaked emails. The league also reportedly divulged that Gruden sent offensive electronic correspondences to at least six people,.
The NFL’s lawyers called Gruden’s suit a “baseless attempt” to put the blame on the league for the public backlash after emails sent by Gruden.
Cowboys vs. Eagles live score, updates, highlights from NFL Saturday game
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Cowboys vs. Eagles on Saturday night. Follow along below for complete results from the NFL Week 18 game.Both teams have already clinched playoff spots. The Cowboys take the NFC fourth seed and the Eagles take the NFC seventh seed heading into the matchup. If the Cowboys win on Saturday night, and the Buccaneers, the Cardinals and the Rams lose on Sunday, it would push the Cowboys into the second seed. Regardless, they will not fall below the fourth seed since they won the NFC East.
“Gruden sent a variety of similarly abhorrent emails to a half dozen recipients over a seven-year period, in which he denounced the emergence of women as referees, and frequently used homophobic and sexist slurs to refer to Commissioner Goodell, then-Vice President Joseph Biden, a gay professional football player drafted in 2014, and others,” the NFL wrote.
Gruden, with his attorney, Adam Hosmer-Henner, alleging “the defendants selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to The Wall Street Journal and New York Times in order to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job.”
Goodell and the NFL have publicly denied leaking the emails, which were discovered as part of an investigation into toxicity within the Washington Football Team franchise.
Lawsuit alleges Oxford High School shooter brought ammunition to school the day before shooting
Ethan Crumbley, brought ammunition to school the day before the shooting and "openly displayed" it in class, the complaint alleges.The lawsuit alleges Ethan Crumbley, who has been charged in connection with the shooting, brought live ammunition to school, brought a severed bird head to school and posted threats on social media prior to the shooting.
“Gruden does not, and cannot, dispute that he wrote the published emails,” the NFL wrote in its motion,. “He does not, and cannot, dispute that he sent those emails to multiple parties. Nor does he claim that they were somehow altered or edited and that the repugnant views espoused in them were not in fact expressed by him.”
The NFL is still deciding whether it believes the case should be moved to arbitration or not. Per NFL contract rules, disputes are required to be settled in arbitration, while Gruden’s position is that this matter goes beyond normal workplace disagreements, per The Athletic.
Whether the case proceeds to arbitration or not, the league’s assertion on where the responsibility lies in regard to Gruden’s employment is clear.
“To the extent that Jon Gruden suffered any damage, he has no one to blame but himself.”
More NFL Coverage:
- Raider Maven:
For more coverage of the Raiders, visit.
Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL divisional round 2022: Model says start Elijah Mitchell, sit Matthew Stafford .
SportsLine's computer model reveals its 2022 NFL divisional round Fantasy football projectionsSep 15, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs with the football against the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter at the Oakland Coliseum.