Dallas CowboysJerry Jones, owner of the property declined to confirm if it was his belief that former owners had died. Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden should’ve lost his job in the wake of a bombshell report exposing racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments he made in old emails, adding that those in their positions should always be “accountable.”
Jones addressed Gruden’s resignation during his weekly radio appearance with KRLD.
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“I know these individuals. I know everybody you’ve been reading about,” Jones said, via USA TodayThey are. “They’re outstanding proponents of our game, they have represented this game in many cases beautifully. Certainly, we all continue to recognize what a spotlight you’re in and the way we should express ourselves.”
Jones, however, declined to offer his opinions on Gruden’s job loss.
“I don’t have anything I would want to express one way or the other,” he said when asked. “From the point of contribution, we all have to be accountable for any, if not minor, part of our actions. All of us are responsible for those. That’s about all I want to comment on that.”
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Jones said, “We’re talking about people.” “Even some that some of these comments were directed at. They have all been exceptional people in the NFL.”
Report from New York TimesOn Monday, Gruden was revealed to have sent emails that were homophobic and misogynistic between 2010-2018, while he was working as an ESPN commentator. Gruden also made disparaging remarks about Roger Goodell and other members of the NFL in these emails.
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Jones stated, “We have to be open-minded.” “The incidents that get portrayed aren’t necessarily a reflection of the individual or a reflection of his life but they certainly are impactful and you are accountable for them. That’s about all I can say. It’s almost like looking at an instance and trying to describe it rather than have an opinion on it.”
Gruden quit on Monday following the publication.