I doubt it if, for no other reason, that dates back to his playing days and has been out there for quite a while and is old news. If that was going to have caused problems for Collinsworth, it would have already by now.
I wouldn’t bet on it. We’ve become overly sensitive in the past few years. Yes…it’s been out there for almost 40 years. Even 10 years ago, we would have said that it’s just the way things were back then. But today it seems we have to punish people for their sins of normalcy 40 years ago. We don’t want OUR kids to think it’s okay to objectify women or comment about dating a girl in high school. I’m expecting an “apology” form Collinsworth, but read the comments…they are equating him to Jeffery Epstein and pedophiles. Someone will want him fired.
Gruden made those comments when he was employed by ESPN. He was not employed by the NFL or any NFL franchise at the time. I doubt that the NFL would have any authority to formally punish Gruden for making those comments at that time.
I think it was more a case of the Raiders not needing the side show and disruptions that were sure to come with Gruden now. And, one wonders how much of his roster felt about those comments. They sure didn’t play all that well against the Bears last week-end.
I am a bit surprised that Urban Meyer is still employed. I thought he would be gone by now for the same reasons.
I don’t know if you are agreeing with me or disagreeing with me. I was not talking about the Raiders firing a coach. I was talking about the NFL disciplining Gruden for things he said while he was employed at ESPN.
As I mentioned earlier, I am guessing that if Gruden resigned on his own as opposed to getting fired then Mark Davis is off the hook for the remainder of his contract. I doubt Davis begged Gruden to reconsider his decision.
IDK whether the NFL could or couldn’t fine or otherwise discipline him based on behavior before his current employment, but that’s never been much of a discussion. The whole thing resolved itself within a weekend.
One other point about this that a few publications have made: only Gruden’s e-mails have been publicized to date. There is a lot more from that investigation of the Washington Football Team that has not been publicized. I am guessing there are a lot of people hoping it stays that way.
Here is one article (open in incognito mode to read):
So, first, a great deal of what is considered “racist” in today’s day and age is very much not racist (OK sign, Trump voters, police, capitalism, etc.), but Gruden’s words were straight up racist, no walking them back.
But anybody that call someone a “war criminal” because they make racist statements should be waterboarded.
Let’s see how many late night tweets calling Grudin a loser, stupid, not a very good coach or a host of other things that would have happened if it came out that he said the same thing, only about Biden’s predecessor.