Jon Gruden resigns: Cowboys’ Jerry Jones reacts to email scandal involving former Raiders coach

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When it comes to the conversation of racism, Jerry Jones isn’t a stranger, having been on the receiving end of controversy in recent history after drawing a line in the sand a few seasons ago — making it clear the Dallas Cowboys would “toe the line” and stand for the national anthem at the peak of silent protests fueled by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Jones has since professed he’s learned “grace” on the topic, but no amount of grace would/will save Jon Gruden in 2021.

Gruden resigned on Monday as Las Vegas Raiders head coach amidst explosive email leaks that show years of his use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic language, with the team naming special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia as interim head coach for the remainder of the season and opening the door for a wave of top-shelf coaching candidates in 2022. When asked about the situation on Monday, a usually vocal Jones exercised restraint with his words, but not to the point of passing on the question altogether.

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