Jon Gruden suing NFL, Roger Goodell for orchestrating his Raiders resignation

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Jon Gruden resigned from the Las Vegas Raiders but helium is not resigned to spell distant quietly.

Friday, Gruden filed a suit against the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, accusing them of “selectively leaking” the racist, homophobic and sexist emails helium sent to erstwhile Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen.

The emails, which were published successful the New York Times and Wall Street Journal successful October, straight led to his resignation.

“Jon Gruden has filed suit agains the National Football League and Commissioner Goodell successful the Eighth Judicial District Court successful Clark County, Nevada,” Gruden’s lawyer Adam Hosmer-Henner wrote successful a statement. “The ailment alleges that the defendants selectively leaked Gruden’s backstage correspondence to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times successful bid to harm Gruden’s estimation and unit him retired of his job.

“There is nary mentation oregon justification for wherefore Gruden’s emails were the lone ones made nationalist retired of the 650,000 emails collected successful the NFL’s probe of the Washington Football Team oregon for wherefore the emails were held for months earlier being released successful the mediate of the Raiders’ season.”

Jon Gruden and Roger GoodellJon Gruden filed suit agains the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell connected Friday.Getty Images; AP Photo

Gruden’s emails were portion of an NFL probe into the workplace civilization of the Washington franchise. The messages were sent earlier helium became manager of the Raiders and was an ESPN analyst. They included disparaging comments astir Goodell, openly cheery Rams draftee Michael Sam, Joe Biden and Caitlyn Jenner. There were besides correspondences with Allen successful which they shared inappropriate photos for Washington cheerleaders.

“I emotion the Raiders and bash not privation to beryllium a distraction,” he said upon his Oct. 11 resignation. “Thank you to each the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I ne'er meant to wounded anyone.”