Dallas Cowboys’ Amari Cooper never felt resigned Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden was racist

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Amari Cooper admits he doesn’t surprise easily.

So the recent revelations about former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden didn’t exactly knock the Dallas Cowboys seven-year veteran off his feet.

Gruden resigned earlier this week after emails he sent while working as an ESPN commentator revealed racist, misogynistic and homophobic language.

Cooper briefly played for Gruden before he was traded to the Cowboys six games into the 2018 season. Cooper said he never thought of Gruden as racist or misogynistic “or anything like that.”

“Just knowing personality types, just knowing Gruden, he’s able to make really quick decisions and sometimes it can be impulsive,” Cooper said. “Sometimes it can be good, sometimes it can be bad.”

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