The Jon Gruden era came to an end for the Las Vegas Raiders this week, as he resigned from his role as the head coach due to disturbing and insensitive remarks he made in 2011.
Gruden informed his staff that he’s stepping down on Monday. This decision came shortly after a bombshell report from the New York Times emerged. The report uncovered that Gruden used homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails he sent several years ago to former Washington general manager Bruce Allen and others around the league.
Since this is such shocking news, several people around the NFL have been asked about Gruden’s decision to step down this Tuesday. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan shared his thoughts on the situation while at the World Congress of Sports.
Khan kept his response short and to the point, saying “I think it was definitely the right choice for the coach to resign.”
"I think it was definitely the right choice for the coach to resign," Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says of Gruden (at World Congress of Sports)
— Daniel Kaplan (@KaplanSportsBiz) October 12, 2021
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was also asked about Gruden stepping down as the head coach of the Raiders. Unlike Khan, he didn’t really say if it was the right move.
“I don’t have anything I would want to express there one way or the other,” Jones said. “I know that from the standpoint of contribution, I know that we are all accountable to even a, if you will, a fleeting or minor part of our actions. We are all accountable to those. But that’s about all I want to comment on it.”
Jones and Khan won’t be the only NFL owners asked about Gruden’s decision this week, that’s for sure.