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Report: Jon Gruden Is Considering A Major Lawsuit

A closeup of Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden wearing a black visor.

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders looks on during warm ups prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

We knew when Jon Gruden was forced to resign from the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this month that we wouldn't be hearing the last from him. Sure enough, he's apparently got big plans to avenge his ousting.

According to CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, Gruden is considering all of his legal options for a potential lawsuit against the NFL and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. One source reportedly told La Canfora, "This is anything but over."

Per the report, Gruden could have a case for "tortious interference" by the NFL. Tortious interference allows for a claim for damages against a defendant who wrongfully interferes with the plaintiff's contractual or business relationships.

Gruden was ousted following a leak exposing a series of very hurtful emails from Gruden directed at various individuals such as NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith and former NFL defensive end Michael Sam. Amid the fallout, Gruden resigned.

The assertion in this case would be that the NFL leaked those emails, interfering with his relationship with the Raiders.

Those emails came out following an investigation into conduct violations by the Washington Football Team. But the emails relating to the NFL's findings on Washington have not been released.

The NFL has maintained that it did not leak the emails that forced Gruden to resign.

Jon Gruden may be out of the NFL for now - and may not coach again - but he's not going away.