Jon Gruden’s email controversy had penalties within the digital world, too.

EA Sports introduced Wednesday it was eradicating the previous Las Vegas Raiders coach from the sport Madden NFL 22 after The New York Times revealed emails from Gruden displaying that he used homophobic and misogynistic remarks in conversations with former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen and different high-profile males.

Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders talks with quarterback Derek Carr #4 throughout their recreation towards the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in time beyond regulation. 
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“EA Sports is committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of inclusion and equity. Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will replace him with a generic likeness via a title update in the coming weeks,” the corporate mentioned.

Gruden resigned within the wake of The New York Times report.

“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” he mentioned in a press release.

JON GRUDEN EMAILS: NFL CALLED ON TO RELEASE FINDINGS IN WASHINGTON PROBE

Gruden in not less than one email, in accordance to the Times, referred to as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an anti-gay slur and a “clueless anti-football p—y” and argued that Goodell shouldn’t have allegedly pressured then-St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft “queers,” in reference to former NFL defensive lineman Michael Sam, who was the primary overtly homosexual participant to be chosen within the draft.

Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders talks to his players as they stretch before a game against the Chicago Bears at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. 

Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders talks to his gamers as they stretch earlier than a recreation towards the Chicago Bears at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. 
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The email appeared to present an entire disconnect from Gruden’s messaging when his personal participant Carl Nassib got here out as homosexual earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season and have become the primary lively overtly homosexual NFL participant.

The emails have been reviewed as a part of an NFL office investigation into the Washington Football Team. Gruden’s emails about Goodell have been flagged within the investigation. Among them, have been disparaging remarks about NFL Players Association govt director DeMaurice Smith.

On Wednesday, workforce Mark Davis was quick and candy when requested concerning the workforce’s now-former head coach.

Jon Gruden, pictured here in 2001, led the Raiders to the NFL playoffs twice in his initial four-year tenure as the team's head coach.

Jon Gruden, pictured right here in 2001, led the Raiders to the NFL playoffs twice in his preliminary four-year tenure because the workforce’s head coach.
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“I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers,” Davis advised ESPN.

Gruden was within the fourth 12 months of a 10-year, $100 million contract. He was additionally removed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor.