The controversy surrounding former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden continues as more emails have surfaced. This latest reveal shows Gruden calling out former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem a few years ago.
The newly discovered trade was between Gruden and former Washington soccer team general manager Bruce Allen. Gruden stated that Kaepernick should have been cut by the 49ers for kneeling during the National Anthem.
They suspend people for taking amino acids, they should cut this shit.
Kaepernick started making headlines in 2016 when she began to kneel before games to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2017 when he opted for free agency. When no team re-signed him, he filed a complaint against the league, alleging a conspiracy on the part of the team’s owners. That lawsuit was later resolved. Kaepernick is still training and hopes to be part of a team again.
The Gruden controversy began last week after other emails revealed alleged racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language on the part of the veteran coach. Gruden apologized, but then resigned from the Raiders this week and was removed from the Madden NFL 22 video game.
This may not be the last of Gruden’s controversial emails to surface, as the NFL is under pressure to reveal more of its research on Washington soccer team culture. Former team employees sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this year asking him to release the findings of the league’s investigative reports.