Besides being accused of making misogynistic, homophobic, and racist remarks over the years, disgraced and recently resigned Raiders football coach Jon Gruden is now reportedly being accused of sharing photos of topless cheerleaders to other men associated with the NFL over email.
Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders Monday night mere hours after The New York Times released a story detailing specific instances in which Gruden allegedly made insensitive, misogynistic, and homophobic comments regarding a handful of different individuals involved with the NFL.
The allegations came not long after earlier reports claimed Gruden had also made racist remarks towards a black union leader.
Now, the outlet is also reporting that Gruden shared numerous pictures of cheerleaders – allegedly topless and wearing nothing but bikini bottoms – to other men associated with the league, including Bruce Allen, the former president of the Washington Football Team.
Although the outlet does not go into much detail regarding the pictures, and who specifically Gruden might have shared the pictures with besides Allen, they do allege that one of the pictures included a photo of two cheerleaders from the Washington Football Team.
After the story broke Monday, Gruden quickly took to Twitter to announce his resignation.
"I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” he wrote on social media just after 10 PM last night. “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."
Mark Davis, the owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, accepted Gruden’s resignation less than ten minutes later via a Twitter post.
“I have accepted Jon Gruden’s resignation as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” his statement read.
Neither Gruden’s resignation statement, or Davis’ following statement, mentioned anything about the misogynistic, homophobic, and racist comments that allegedly led to Gruden’s resignation. They also made no mention of the alleged emails Gruden reportedly shared throughout the league containing pictures of topless cheerleaders.
Besides his resignation statement, Gruden has not made any public statements or comments regarding these accusations. Neither have Allen, the NFL, or the Las Vegas Raiders.
Rich Bisaccia, the Raiders’ special teams coordinator, will reportedly be promoted to interim head coach for the time being.