Jon Gruden removed from Buccanneers Ring of Honor

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 19:56:39-04

Jon Gruden is no longer the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, according to multiple reports.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal said it confirmed that Gruden told Raiders owner Mark Davis, his players and staff that he was resigning.

Gruden's resignation came hours after The New York Times published a report that said Gruden had made homophobic and misogynistic comments in the past. Gruden had already apologized for using a racist trope in an email, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Gruden was in his fourth year with the Raiders. He had a contract worth $100 million.

The former Buccaneers head coach, from 2002-08, led the team to two division titles, three playoff appearances and one very memorable run to a Super Bowl championship at the end of the '02 campaign, according to the Buccaneers' website.

On Tuesday, following his resignation, the Buccaneers have decided to remove him from the Ring of Honor.

“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for purposeful change in the areas of race relations, gender equality, diversity and inclusion for many years. While we acknowledge Jon Gruden’s contributions on the field, his actions go against our core values as an organization. Therefore, he will no longer continue to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor.”

Gruden was originally inducted in 2017.