THE first openly gay player drafted into the NFL Michael Sam has responded to Raiders coach Jon Gruden homophobic remarks through Twitter.
Rather than addressing Gruden directly, Sam acknowledged a tweet thanking him on National Coming Out Day yesterday, to which Sam replied with a prayer emoji.
The vile slurs, made in a series of emails, were sent before the besieged coach took the job at the Las Vegas NFL team.
Gruden released a statement Monday night announcing he would step down, saying: “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction.
“Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”
He stepped down after The New York Times reported that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the NFL.
Special teams and assistant head coach Rich Bisaccia will take over on an interim basis.
Read our Jon Gruden live blog below for the latest news and updates…
Source: The Sun
26 total views, 1 views today