Raiders' Jon Gruden admits more 2011 emails included expletive shots at Roger Goodell
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Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden came under fire Friday after a 2011 email with racist language toward NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith was uncovered and he admitted there was more expletive language directed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Gruden told ESPN there were more emails flagged by the NFL in the same year that included vulgar criticism of Goodell. Gruden was out of the league at the time after a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was a broadcaster for ESPN.


"I was in a bad frame of mind at the time [in 2011], and I called Roger Goodell a [expletive] in one of these emails too. They were keeping players and coaches from doing what they love with a lockout. There also were a lot of things being reported publicly about the safety of the sport that I love. I was on a mission with high school football [in the Tampa, Florida, area] during that time, and there were a lot of parents who were scared about letting their kids play football. It just didn't sit well with me," he said.

Gruden said there may have been between five and seven emails that were flagged by the league. The NFL told the outlet it is considering discipline against Gruden, though he wasn't in the league at the time.

The email about Smith was first obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The report said the email…
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