On Monday, Jon Gruden resigned as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after more disgusting emails surfaced from years ago. It all began on Friday when Gruden was under investigation by the NFL and Raiders for an email sent in 2011 in which the coach used a racial trope to criticize NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
Gruden coated on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but by Monday, he was done, thanks to an article that surfaced from the New York Times that showed more racist e-mails.
During Tuesday morning’s edition of “Keyshawn, JWill & Max” on ESPN Radio, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wideout Keyshawn Johnson said that he always knew his former head coach had bad qualities about him.
Johnson describes him as a “fraud” and “used car salesman” who constantly talks behind the backs of others, even when being pleasant to them in person:
“I didn’t know that Jon would say things like that or put them in an email,” Johnson said. “He’s just always been a fraud to me.
“From day one, he’s been a used car salesman. And people bought it because he inherited a championship team from Tony Dungy and Rich McKay, and he came in there with a little bit of different energy than we had with Tony, and it kind of kicked us over the top to get a world championship, which I’m grateful for.”
Johnson also relayed when Gruden took the Super Bowl Trophy from Rich McKay, then the Buccaneers’ GM, and McKay’s departure at mid season in 2003 “because he doesn’t want to be around this guy.”
As of right now, it seems very unlikely Gruden will ever coach again or be on a sports show to talk about Football. He has basically been kicked out of the football fraternity.