Jon Gruden is suing the NFL and Roger Goodell for conducting a "malicious and orchestrated campaign to destroy [his] career and reputation."...
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n the docs, Gruden points out that the NFL uncovered hundreds of thousands of emails as part of a larger investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the Washington Football Team ... but the only emails that he claims the NFL leaked are the ones that implicate Gruden.

The 58-year-old, meanwhile, says Goodell and the league have kept all of the other ones under wraps.

Gruden also claims the NFL initially only released a single email -- the one containing the reference to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's lips -- and immediately began pressuring the Raiders to fire him over it.

But, when the Raiders refused, Gruden claims the NFL then released a batch of other emails, saying the league "weaponized" them, and ultimately caused the Raiders to pressure Gruden into resigning.

Gruden notes in the suit that the NFL has historically tried to appear transparent, by issuing written reports on a host of past investigations, including Deflategate, the Ray Rice incident, and the harassment allegations against the Miami Dolphins.


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The former coach says the leak is an attempt to distract from the NFL's failure to properly handle the sexual harassment allegations against the WFT.

Gruden is suing for unspecified damages -- including punitives -- claiming the NFL's actions caused him to lose his sponsorships and recognition (including his place in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor).
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56 Comments
The NFL made so obvious that they were serving Gruden up. First they release the race-baiting email. Gruden goes to the team, they support him and move on. Then somehow even more emails get released. Makes you wonder what they were going to release if that didn't work.
Reply18 days
frick the NFL and ESPN
Reply19 days
IMO this isn't EVER getting to court and discovery; Goodell and the NFL had always anticipated a plan for quietly paying Gruden MILLIONS to remain their sacrifice on the Diversity Altar.
Reply19 days
IMO this isn't EVER getting to court and discovery; Goodell and the NFL had always anticipated a plan for quietly paying Gruden MILLIONS to remain their sacrifice on the Diversity Altar.
Reply19 days
Gruden should sue the shite out of the NFL and ESPN. Can you imagine all the homophobic racist bigoted arse clown comments in emails of all who works and has worked for NFL and ESPN. Make them release all their emails of all sports media, NFL employees, coaches and players.
Reply19 days
I think two things can be true here; Gruden shouldn’t have said the things he said, and the NFL straight up railroaded him. I would sue too.
Reply19 days
He should sue them , Absolutely!!
Reply19 days
Give them h3ll Jon, expose the hypocrites for what they are.
Reply19 days
They literally used him to take the heat off of others. I guarantee you there are so many bad emails from others that are way worse. I hope he gets 100 million.
Reply19 days
Goodell is a garbage human being
Reply19 days
I do not like Roger Goodell, so this is frustrating to say ... but Goodell did not ruin Gruden's career. Gruden did that by his own words and actions.
Reply19 days
Your life would be ruined if we published your entire internet history and showed it to the world.
19 days
This insane leftist purity test again.
19 days
I will assume you are a left-handed wing nut and have never sinned!
19 days
I hope he lights them up.
Reply19 days
Can’t wait to see discovery. frick Goodell in the goat ass.
Reply19 days
Rog, man. Deuce and I are commin for ya, man. The silver and black are comin for ya, man.
Reply19 days
I hope this goes up into the 9 figure range, and includes hitting Goodells wallet personally. Only way they will learn. A measly low 7 figures won't do jack. An ownership stake somehow would be a fun addition too.
Reply19 days
Weren’t these emails limited to the front office of the Washington Redskins? I’m not aware they include any other teams communications. Gruden wasn’t a coach at the time, so he was communicating as a private citizen.
Reply19 days
I hope he beats the shite out of them!
Reply19 days
It's hilarious for the NFL attorney to say the allegations are meritless. How many of the other 650,000 e-mails have we heard about? I love that Goodell being called a spineless fig was put down in print though because that is exactly what he is.
Reply19 days
Discovery requests in this case are going to have a lot of NFL insiders really nervous. Gruden may not win a dime, but his attorneys are likely about to wreck the NFL elites if the judge lets them have meaningful discovery.
Reply20 days
Requests for production will be glorious.
19 days
I hope he gets a billion dollars
Reply20 days
'A hundred mullion trillion dollars!' -Pee Wee Herman
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