The fallout of Jon Gruden’s email scandal has despatched shockwaves via the sports world however former Washington Football Team head coach Jay Gruden is sticking by his brother’s facet.
During a radio look with WTEM radio on Tuesday, Jay Gruden spoke about his brother’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in the wake of experiences exposing racist, misogynistic, and homophobic remarks he made in emails to former Washington president Bruce Allen between 2010 and 2018.
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“It’s not anything we could have ever anticipated happening,” Jay Gruden stated, by way of Audacy.com. “Unfortunately, what happened already happened. Jon’s already apologized. … I’ll let him handle his business. I’m always there for his support. He’s always there for me at a time of crisis. He’ll bounce back in a big way. He always has. Always will.”
The emails have been uncovered as a half of an investigation into the membership’s office conduct. Jay Gruden served as Washington’s head coach from 2014-19, at which level his brother had despatched the emails whereas serving as an analyst for ESPN.
“We understand what’s at stake when we take the job,” he continued. “Things aren’t private when you think they are private. At end of the day, he loves the NFL. … He’s done so many great things for so many people. … He’s been an incredible influence as far as football is concerned. To bring him down, so to speak, is unfortunate. I think, like I said, it’s brutal. From a brother’s standpoint he’s been nothing but supportive of me. … We’re going to stay together and get through this.”
Jay Gruden added that the feedback made by his brother are usually not “commonplace.”
“I think people in personal circles talk their own personal way from their own groups they think are private,” he stated. “You may say some stuff to a good buddy of yours you’ve known for a long time that you wouldn’t say to anybody else in the world. On the golf course, I might say a few things I would never say to anyone else. Just the way it is. [Jon’s] a great person, great human and great football coach but I wouldn’t say it’s commonplace. It just happened the way it happened.”
The NFL Players Association and attorneys representing 40 former Washington workers are actually pushing the league to launch the 650,000 emails reviewed in the investigation.
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