Las Vegas Raiders' Jon Gruden resigns as head coach: 'I never meant to hurt anyone'

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Jon Gruden stepped down as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday after reports surfaced saying he wrote emails that included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language.
Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, shown Sept. 19, 2021, became the team's head coach in 2018. He posted a 22-31 record since joining the team. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 11 (UPI) --

"I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction," Gruden said in a statement. "Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."

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Raiders owner Mark Davis released a brief statement saying he accepted Gruden's resignation. The team said Rich Bisaccia will serve as the Raiders' interim head coach, effective immediately.

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