Jon Gruden Suing NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell, Saying they Forced him Out of Las Vegas Raiders Job

Las Vegas Raiders’ former head coach, Jon Gruden, is pictured before the start of a game against the Chicago Bears at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, U.S. October 10, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden is suing the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of his private emails being leaked amid an investigation into the Washington Football Team.

Gruden’s attorney, Adam Hosmer-Henner of McDonald Carano, said in a statement that the lawsuit was filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada.

“The complaint alleges that the defendants selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times in order to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job,” Hosmer-Henner said. “There is no explanation or justification for why Gruden’s emails were the only ones made public out of the 650,000 emails collected in the NFL’s investigation of the Washington Football Team or for why the emails were held for months before being released in the middle of the Raiders’ season.”

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SOURCE: ESPN, Paul Gutierrez