Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden publicly addressed the e-mail controversy that cost him his job last October for the first time.
Gruden, who filed a lawsuit against the National Football League, alleging the league singled him out, spoke Tuesday at the Little Rock Touchdown Club in Arkansas.
The 59-year-old former coach said he was going to be “honest” with the crowd in attendance.
Gruden went on to criticize his former employer ESPN for how they covered the story and other things for ratings:
Gruden signed a 10-year, $100 million contract with the Raiders in 2018 and ended up agreeing to a settlement with the team as he was owed at least $40 million in guaranteed money at the time of his departure.