Speaking at the Little Rock Touchdown Club in Arkansas on Tuesday, Gruden admitted his mistake in the incident, hoping for another chance.
This is all happening because Gruden filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that they kicked him out.
Gruden said, ‘I am ashamed of what went into these emails, and I will not make excuses for it.
Former Raiders head coach John Gruden talks Tuesday at the Little Rock Touchdown Club
Gruden resigns as Raiders head coach due to multiple emails released
‘it’s embarrassing. But, I am a good person. I believe that. I go to church. I have been married for 31 years. I have three great boys.
‘I still like football. I have made some mistakes. But I don’t think nobody here has done it. And I just apologize and hope I get another chance.’
The e-mail sent by Gruden contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic language and was released in two separate reports from the Wall Street Journal on October 8 and from the New York Times on October 11.
After the publication of the second report, Gruden resigned.
‘I’m shocked, you know, because there’s a lot of misunderstandings out there right now,’ Gruden told people in Little Rock on Tuesday.
What do you read, what do you listen to, what do you watch on TV. Hell, I worked at ESPN for nine years. I worked very hard in that work.
“I don’t even want to watch the channel anymore because I don’t think everything is true. And I know a lot of it is just trying to see people. But I think we have to go back to reality.’
The emails were sent while Gruden worked for ESPN, where he was an analyst for NFL games.
Following his resignation, Gruden sued the NFL, claiming they had ruined his reputation.
The e-mails were all issued as part of an investigation by the league into workplace conditions within the team now known as the Washington Commanders.
Gruden later filed a lawsuit against the NFL, accusing the league of “Soviet-style character assassination”.
Gruden’s attorney, Adam Hosmer-Heiner, said in a statement, “The complaint alleges that defendants leaked Gruden’s personal correspondence to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times in order to damage Gruden’s reputation and cause him to lose his job.” to be removed from it.”
‘There is no explanation or justification as to why out of 650,000 emails collected in the NFL’s investigation of the Washington football team, only Gruden’s emails were made public or why the emails were sent to the Raiders before they were released. was held for months. ‘ weather.’
In a statement issued to DailyMail.com in response to the suit, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called Gruden’s allegations “completely baseless” and said the league would “vigorously defend against these claims.”
After the club was fined $10 million as a result of a hostile workplace investigation into the WFT that ended in July, Snyder agreed to hand over day-to-day control of the franchise to his wife, Tanya.
Back in May, a Nevada judge rejected the NFL’s motion to force arbitration and dismiss the case, which could lead to a jury trial.
It is not known whether Gruden will coach again, but he is hopeful that he may get a second chance in the NFL.