Some NFL fans may not be aware that the reason Jon Gruden had past emails exposed is because of an investigation into the toxic culture within the Washington Football Team.
That does not excuse what he said in those emails at all.
It is impossible to have someone lead a team if they have openly said hurtful things toward so many different types of people from all backgrounds.
But the point remains that the Gruden emails are just a small sample into an entire investigation of an NFL franchise.
That leaves a few questions the league must answer if they want to seem transparent at all.
Jon Gruden’s comments confirm what many of us have long known to be true: People in power speak differently behind closed doors.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 12, 2021
Did Someone Want Gruden Gone?
It appears the NFL leaked some of Gruden’s emails specifically in this case.
Why would that happen?
Theories range from him slamming Roger Goodell too often or to him saying awful things about Raiders owner Mark Davis.
Whatever the reason, someone wanted Gruden gone and that explains why leaks kept coming to show all the horrible things he said.
Once again, exposing what he said is not the worst thing because people should be held accountable for their words and actions.
It just makes one wonder if others are being protected and Gruden is being shown as the scapegoat.
Ultimately, this was supposed to focus on Washington and so far Gruden is taking up all the attention.
What Else Is In The Emails?
We are talking about well over 600,000 emails in this investigation.
in other news, keep in mind this investigation is into WFT, not jon gruden. no telling what else is gonna come out.
here's what i'm curious about: what comes up in that file of emails when you search for "robert griffin?"
— bomani (@bomani_jones) October 12, 2021
Were there examples of collusion regarding Colin Kaepernick?
Or what about the ongoing saga surrounding the Rams’ sketchy move to Los Angeles out of St. Louis?
There is obviously a lot in those emails and it is foolish to think Gruden was the only one who said anything bad or of note.
The NFL may have at one point wanted to brush this entire investigation under the rug.
Singling out Gruden for what he said has reopened the floodgates and means people are going to be asking more questions.
What should happen here is a definitive conclusion being reached on the culture in Washington.
This should not be used as a method to get people fired and stray away from the actual problem at hand.
Again, Gruden said some horrific things and regardless of how that was revealed, he has to deal with the consequences.
This just seems like a situation where there is so much more to unpack before calling it a day.NEXT: 3 Most Surprising Results From NFL Week 5