Day: October 12, 2021

Jon Gruden Out as Raiders Coach After Racist and Homophobic Emails Surface

Jon Gruden used racist and homophobic slurs in emails with those in the league during his days as a broadcaster for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” a New York Times report found.

Shortly after the story came out on Monday, Gruden stepped down as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero and SportsCenter reported Monday.

The Times’ story comes a few days an email that Gruden sent in 2011 when he used racist terms to denounce DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association. When asked about it over the weekend, Gruden admitted he went too far but that he didn’t have “a blade of racism” in his body.

But the Times found multiple instances of Gruden using derogatory terms in emails with those around the league, including former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen. Gruden criticized players who knelt during the National Anthem, denounced

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Longtime SportsCenter Anchor Has Landed A New Job

A general view of the Portland Trailblazers arena.

A general view of the Portland Trailblazers arena.

Longtime SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett is going to be a busy man this upcoming NBA season.

Everett, 59, has landed a new job in the NBA world. He’s been hired by the Portland Trail Blazers to provide pre-, half- and post-game coverage for “most” road games this upcoming season.

“The Portland Trail Blazers announced today the addition of Neil Everett to the broadcast team starting in the 2021-22 season,” the team announced via NBA.com. “Everett will be Television Studio Host for pre, half and post-game coverage for most Trail Blazers road games.”

Everett has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest. He’s a University of Oregon alum and grew up in Spokane, Wash.

He’s clearly excited about his new opportunity.

“It’s a delight to be able to join the great broadcast crew of my hometown team,” Everett said. “I look forward

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