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Sport Mike Mayock addresses Jon Gruden’s resignation

02:56  14 october  2021
02:56  14 october  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

'They have all the answers': Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis defers to NFL on Jon Gruden emails

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The resignation of Gruden , 58, comes three days removed from a report from the The Wall Street Journal that detailed a 2011 email in which he used a racial trope to describe NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, and less than two hours after the release of a New York Times article on Monday night that revealed Gruden used. Davis released a short statement Monday night. "I have accepted Jon Gruden ' s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders," Davis said.

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Raiders owner Mark Davis did not speak at Wednesday’s news conference. Davis’ only public comment about Jon Gruden’s resigantion was to ESPN on Wednesday, telling Paul Gutierrez, “I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”

That left Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock in the unenviable position of standing in as the voice of the organization in the wake of Gruden’s departure. Gruden apologized Friday after the leak of a 2011 email in which Gruden used a racial trope in describing NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black.

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Jon Gruden resigned on Monday night, but the coach still hadn't finalized a settlement agreement with the Raiders upon his exit. Gruden told his staff of his resignation late Monday afternoon after meeting with team owner Mark Davis, hours after The New York Times reported that Gruden sent homophobic and misogynistic emails, following the revelation Friday by The Wall Street Journal that he used a racist trope in disparaging NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith in an email in 2011 to then-Washington.

Jon Gruden has the final say in all matters, but Mike Mayock can make a persuasive argument. Getty Images. Q: I haven’t heard much about Mike Mayock lately. Is he only watching college film? Is he planning to talk about his failures in signing players? Does he have the power to demand a change at defensive coordinator? — Gruden has the final say on the roster, who’ s drafted and who’ s signed in both free agency and the draft. Mayock will argue and make his case. But the buck stops with the head coach. And this year’ s draft, like free agency, hasn’t been anything to brag about.

Gruden resigned Monday after another round of emails, which included misogynistic and anti-gay language directed at NFL personnel, were made public.

Judy Battista of NFL Media reports Davis was made aware of the additional emails from Gruden before the Raiders’ Week 5 game against the Bears, prompting a question to Mayock about why the team let Gruden coach Sunday.

“I think the reality of that is that Mark Davis really is the one that was dealing with that and I think he felt like, and I don’t want to speak for Mark, but there was an awful lot of due diligence that had to go on on his side of this,” Mayock said, via NFL Media. “All that I knew was a bombshell had been dropped. The players talked about it. We talked about it with the players. Jon dealt with it. . . . Again, Mark was dealing with all the email stuff. We were trying to prepare for a football game. When we came out of the game and the rest of it came out, I think Mark was already in the middle of his due diligence. I think he was trying to figure it all out, and again I know what the guy stands for and I think he was trying to do the right thing.”

Raiders GM Mike Mayock: Carl Nassib Took Personal Day Amid Gruden Fallout

  Raiders GM Mike Mayock: Carl Nassib Took Personal Day Amid Gruden Fallout Raiders GM Mike Mayock said Nassib, the league's only openly gay active player, had "a lot to process" after Gruden's resignation.Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib requested and was granted a personal day on Wednesday following the resignation of Jon Gruden as the team's head coach, general manager Mike Mayock said in a news conference.

Earlier this season, Mike Tomlin had high praise for Jon Gruden . With his Steelers preparing to take on Gruden ' s Raiders, Tomlin assured reporters that his former mentor had "no fear" as a head coach, highlighting Gruden ' s "can-do approach" and "positive energy," both of which Tomlin said he learned from working under the former Buccaneers coach back in the early 2000s. Now, a month later, with Gruden out as Raiders coach, Tomlin opened up about his ex-mentor' s resignation in the wake of an email scandal.

Mayock ’ s relationship with head coach Jon Gruden has been a source of speculation since the two joined forces — much like that of Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr. During a recent appearance on The NFL Rhodes Show with Lindsay Rhodes, Mayock described a partnership that’ s focused on getting the right players to improve the team. “ Jon and I, it’ s interesting, we’re both highly opinionated,” Mayock said, via Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Gruden was working for ESPN at the time he wrote the emails, which were discovered as part of the NFL’s investigation into workplace misconduct within the Washington Football Team.

Defensive end Carl Nassib, the NFL’s first openly gay active player, received a personal day Wednesday, and Mayock was asked whether any Black players had requested personal time.

“I’ve talked to several of the Black players. We’ve reached out to a bunch of players, Black and white,” Mayock said. “Everybody’s got emotions and feelings. I’ve talked to some of the people in my department that are Black. My director of pro scouting [Dwayne Joseph], and I just said, ‘DJ, I can’t put myself in your shoes. Help me.’ So we’ve spent a pretty good amount of time trying to help these guys and talk with these guys and not talk at them, but with them.

“The other thing I would say is for Carl, let’s be honest, he’s a community of one that’s openly gay. We do have a large community of African-American players, and I’m trying to, we’re trying to do everything we can for that community as well, obviously. It started there. Nobody’s forgetting that. I’m trying to work with everyone, and we’re going to continue to do that.”

Mike Mayock addresses Jon Gruden’s resignation originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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