The Las Vegas Raiders accepted head football coach Jon Gruden’s resignation Monday. Gruden resigned over using racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language in emails he sent over a 10-year period as reported by The Associated Press on Monday.

Gruden used a racist comment about NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and wrote vulgar and homophobic criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He also criticized the hiring of women referees.

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Bailey Jones

It's not hate, its heritage. [rolleyes]

Carlos Ponce

Clay Travis, sports journalist issued these tweets:

"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? 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."

I gave up the NFL years ago. I only taught one NFL player, Randy Hymes, who played for the Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings after going to school in Hitchcock, Texas and Gambling. He was a good student and a class act.

Raymond Lewis

Words that come out of one's mouth matter. No matter when or under what circumstances. They matter and we must take responsibility for them.

Carlos Ponce

So you're saying the rappers and other artists hired by the NFL should be vetted for lyrics, emails, tweets etc. and be held responsible even they were uttered or written years ago. ... Good luck on that.

Ted Gillis

I think the NFL has the right to fire anybody who is bad for their brand.

Raymond Lewis

And you would be correct Mr. Gillis. What rappers do completely misses the point.

Carlos Ponce

"What rappers do completely misses the point." UNLESS they are HIRED by the NFL to perform.

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