Jon Gruden: Las Vegas Raiders and ex-head coach to work out a financial settlement after his resignation
Jon Gruden signed a 10-year, $100m deal to return to the Raiders in 2018; The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported he sent numerous emails that included racist, homophobic or misogynistic terms; Raiders owner Mark Davis said Gruden's emails "are not what we stand for"
Last Updated: 18/10/21 10:07am
The Las Vegas Raiders and former head coach Jon Gruden are expected to work out a financial settlement following his resignation last week, NFL Network reported.
Gruden signed a 10-year, $100m contract to return to coaching with the Raiders in 2018.
The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported the existence of numerous emails by him that included racist, homophobic or misogynistic terms.
Gruden was working for ESPN as an NFL commentator at the time, with the broadcaster describing his comments as "clearly repugnant under any circumstance".
The NFL Network report said Gruden, 58, has about $40m unpaid on his deal.
Last Monday, The New York Times reported that the NFL had flagged many emails written by Gruden in which he allegedly used disparaging terms while expressing opposition to women serving as NFL referees, the league drafting or including gay players, and the player protests while the national anthem was played pre-game.
That followed a report from The Wall Street Journal on October 8 that said Gruden had used racist language in a 2011 email when describing the appearance of DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association.
Raiders owner Mark Davis elaborated on Gruden's departure for the first time on Sunday, following the Raiders' 34-24 win over the Denver Broncos.
He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "The Raiders stand for diversity, inclusion and social justice. We always have and we always will.
"The emails that came out are not what we stand for. So, Jon Gruden is no longer head coach of the Raiders. There's not much more I can say.
"All the talking heads are making up all sorts of stuff. That's all it is. We don't stand for it."
The Raiders' victory over AFC West rivals Denver came in their first game without Gruden, who was replaced on an interim basis by Rich Bisaccia.
"It was one of the best games I have seen us play in a long time," said Davis. "I thought it was fantastic, all three phases of the game.
"My emotions are that I'm excited that we looked good and are moving towards the future."
Gruden had a 22-31 record over the past three-plus seasons in his second stint with the Raiders, including 3-2 this season.
He coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 before he moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-08.
Overall, he has a 117-112 NFL coaching record and led Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl win in 2002.