Quick News Bit

Rams coach Sean McVay surprised, saddened by Jon Gruden news


Jon Gruden gave Rams head coach Sean McVay his first job in the NFL. He mentored McVay, and the two coaches have remained close.

But McVay said Wednesday he was surprised and saddened by the content of emails discovered during an investigation of the Washington Football Team that led to Gruden’s resignation as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.

The email exchanges with former Washington executive Bruce Allen included racial, homophobic and misogynistic comments by Gruden, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

“I have not seen that side of him,” McVay said, “and I was surprised by it.”

McVay, preparing his team for a road game Sunday against the New York Giants, clearly anticipated he would be asked about Gruden.

He opened his news conference with an attempt to get in front of the questions.

“It’s really an unfortunate situation that’s gone on with the Raiders and coach Gruden,” McVay said. “I hated that so many people have been negatively affected by this. Thoughts and prayers are with all those people that are.

“And really just want to leave it at that and we’re focused on the Giants.”

Jon Gruden gave Rams head coach Sean McVay his first job in the NFL.

(Zach Bolinger / Associated Press)

But McVay spent the majority of his 12-minute session fielding questions about the situation.

McVay said he had not had contact with Gruden in the aftermath. McVay, a Washington assistant from 2010 to 2016, said he was not contacted by the NFL as part of the investigation of the Washington Football Team.

He said he was “sad” about the emails. He was asked to clarify if he was sad about the content or sad for Gruden.

“All of the above,” McVay said. “I just think it’s a really unfortunate circumstance. So I’m sad for the many people that have been negatively affected. Anybody that was offended by this. There’s a lot of families there, a lot of things that go into this and there’s a lot of people that gave been affected by this. And that’s what I’m sad about.

“It’s kind of a sad commentary all around. It’s an unfortunate thing that we’re even talking about it right now.”

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! NewsBit.us is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment