When Shad Khan set out greater than a decade in the past to grow to be the primary member of an ethnic minority to personal an NFL crew, the Pakistani-American heard the scuttlebutt.

“The conjecture was, ‘You will never get approved, because you’re not white,’” Khan, now the proprietor of the Jacksonville Jaguars, instructed The Associated Press in a phone interview this week.

Speaking about what occurred with Gruden, in explicit, Jacksonville’s Khan stated, “Obviously, these emails are disturbing,” and shortly added: “My personal experience has not been that way.”

In the time since Khan agreed to buy the Jaguars in 2011, he’s seen a change in the league’s tradition, significantly with regard to social justice causes.

“One hundred percent, I think the league is at the forefront,” he stated, “and they’re going to be doing more.”