Gruden Issue Is Hypocrisy From NFL

The NFL tolerates much worse.

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How many guys with criminal records play in the NFL? How many play charged with crimes? How many people are offended by the racist and hard left practice of bending the knee when our national anthem is played? How many NFL players regularly have appeared in rap videos where women were degraded and treated like cattle, obscenities abounded, and criminal activities were glorified?

These are questions the NFL did not ask themselves before the wall fell down on Jon Gruden. Gruden’s private words were dumb and insulting. But who among us hasn’t said dumb and insulting things in private? Did we lose our job and or career over it? What Gruden is being nailed for is, in several emails, of being a jerk. Is he the only jerk in the NFL, in professional sports? No. He just got caught but, more importantly, he dared to disparage people who belong in a PC protected class. Stupid? Oh yeah. Worth a media lynching? No.


FNC: Jon Gruden resigned as Las Vegas Raiders coach before he could be fired over offensive emails sent a decade ago. Yet the lyrics sung at Super Bowl halftime shows are at least equally offensive — and that is why Clay Travis says the NFL is looking pretty hypocritical right now…

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Let’s not forget about Deshaun Watson, the standout quarterback who continues to collect a hefty paycheck from the Houston Texans — for just standing on the sideline — even though he’s been accused of sexually assaulting 24 women.”

“Every rapper the NFL has performing at the Super Bowl has more offensive lyrics than Jon Gruden had in his emails. How does the NFL reconcile the difference in treatment?” Travis asked. “These are questions all sports media would be asking if they were real journalists. I have no problem with rap lyrics, by the way, just like I have no problem with Dave Chappelle’s comedy routines. If you don’t like something, don’t watch or listen yourself. But canceling performers you don’t like is the antithesis of America’s marketplace of ideas.”

“(Watson) is currently eligible to play in the NFL. Yet Jon Gruden was just forced to resign as a coach because of years old derogatory emails,” Travis tweeted. “Actions used to matter more than words. Now it’s the opposite…And, by the way, I’m not saying Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted anyone, but which is the more severe potential issue?” he asked. “The guy who sent old offensive emails or the guy that may have sexually assaulted 24 women? Which would you prefer to employ, if you had to choose?”

“This is representative of the social media world we’ve created,” Travis wrote. “You’re better off being accused of actual violent crimes than sending inappropriate emails. Seems entirely backwards to me.”

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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Frank Bisconti
Frank Bisconti
1 month ago

Your a good man Jon Gruden ,, Thousands of your fans stand with you . Coaching is not an easy job . Handling men all with different personalities is tough and if you don’t talk street talk and stand your ground they will walk all over you . Your Tougth and will be fine . Good luck .