Jon Gruden’s email scandal was ‘a professional hit job,’ Brent Musburger says
Brent Musburger, the legendary sportscaster who does the radio name for Las Vegas Raiders video games, revealed Wednesday what he instructed Jon Gruden concerning the email scandal that ensnared him.
Gruden was fired after misogynistic and racist emails have been leaked to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal in October. He subsequently filed a lawsuit final month towards the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, alleging a “Soviet-style character assassination.”
Musburger appeared to agree.
“As I told coach, whoever took you out, Jon, that was a paid assassin,” Musburger stated in an interview with Las Vegas Sports Network’s JT the Brick. “That was one of the best hit jobs that I’ve ever been around. They didn’t go to their media g——-. They didn’t leak this to Adam Schefter or one of those guys that breaks stories. They first went to the Wall Street Journal. And when Gruden was still coaching after that, then they dumped the rest of it on the New York Times. That was a professional hit job.”
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“There was a second lawsuit involved, OK? Between the owner, [Daniel] Snyder of Washington, and a former general manager. And that means that a lot of outside people had access to those emails that they were going through. So I think the hardest part for Gruden’s lawyers to prove is that somebody from the National Football League actually leaked that. Because if it is somebody from the NFL, shame on them. Because Mark Davis should have been told in the summer, when he had something to do about it.”
The NFL and Washington Football Team have denied leaking emails.
Gruden and the Raiders parted methods final month after a litany of emails have been leaked and revealed in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Gruden exchanged racist and misogynistic messages with then-Washington crew president Bruce Allen whereas working for ESPN.
The leaked messages created a firestorm and led to Gruden dropping his job with the Raiders.
Gruden apologized for his feedback about NFLPA govt director DeMaurice Smith and different remarks he made within the emails with Allen. The criticism additionally made notice of help Gruden obtained from former NFL stars Randall Cunningham and Tim Brown, who’re each Black.
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