Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is reportedly stepping down after new emails showed him using sexist and homophobic language to disparage people within the National Football League.
The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Gruden informed team owner Mark Davis that he will be stepping down as coach despite being in the middle of the football season.
The New York Times on Monday night reported that emails from last decade showed Gruden called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a "f*ggot" and a "clueless anti football p*ssy," among other things.
Gruden also ranted that the Rams franchise drafted "queers" like Michael Sam, who was the NFL's first openly gay player.
"In numerous emails during a seven-year period ending in early 2018, Gruden criticized Goodell and the league for trying to reduce concussions and said that Eric Reid, a player who had demonstrated during the playing of the national anthem, should be fired," reported the Times. "In several instances, Gruden used a homophobic slur to refer to Goodell and offensive language to describe some N.F.L. owners, coaches and journalists who cover the league."
Gruden has served as the Raiders head coach for the past four-plus seasons, and he accumulated a record of 22 wins and 31 losses in that time. Gruden won a Super Bowl in 2003 as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.