Ex-NFL Coach Sues League Over Firing For Racist Emails

ESPN reports:

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.

“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,” Attorney Adam Hosmer-Henner said.

The emails, which contained racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language, spanned a seven-year period starting in 2011. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called Gruden’s allegations “entirely meritless” and said the league “will vigorously defend against these claims.”

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