Jon Gruden is DROPPED by Madden video game after he resigned Raiders coach over ...

Jon Gruden is DROPPED by Madden video game after he resigned Raiders coach over ...
Jon Gruden is DROPPED by Madden video game after he resigned Raiders coach over ...

Jon Gruden has been dropped from the Madden NFL 22 video game after he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders over offensive language he used in emails.

The 58-year-old quit after emails he sent before being re-hired in 2018 were found to contain racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. 

The emails were discovered during an NFL workplace misconduct investigation into the Washington Football Team (WFT), while Gruden was working as a pundit for ESPN. 

EA Sports tweeted Wednesday that it was 'taking steps to remove' Gruden from the latest version of its popular pro football game and would 'replace him with a general likeness via a title update in the coming weeks.'

The game maker said it is 'committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of inclusion and equity.'

From 2011-18, while he was an ESPN analyst, Gruden used used several anti-gay slurs, such as 'f******' and 'queers,' in addition to other racist and misogynistic terminology in emails he wrote to former Washington club executive Bruce Allen. 

The emails were part of the NFL's 10-month investigation into hostile workplace allegations against the WFT. 

Gruden resigned Monday after emails he sent to then-Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen between 2011 and 2018 surfaced in which he used racist, misogynistic and homophobic language to criticize league figures

Gruden resigned Monday after emails he sent to then-Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen between 2011 and 2018 surfaced in which he used racist, misogynistic and homophobic language to criticize league figures

Jon Gruden was dropped by EA Sports' Madden 22 video game after he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Pictured: The cover of Madden 22, featuring Tom Brady (left) and Patrick Mahomes (right)

Jon Gruden was dropped by EA Sports' Madden 22 video game after he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Pictured: The cover of Madden 22, featuring Tom Brady (left) and Patrick Mahomes (right)

The probe ended in July with the club getting fined $10 million by the league and team owner Dan Snyder agreeing to step away from day-to-day operations of the club for a period of months. 

As first reported by the New York Times, Gruden wrote then-Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen in 2015 to complain that another gay player, Michael Sam, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. 

In the email, Gruden claims that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pressured then-Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft 'queers.'   

Redacted versions of some of Gruden's emails were also filed in federal court last June as part of Snyder's efforts to compel Allen to produce discovery in a separate lawsuit filed in India. 

One of the emails included in the court filing and reviewed by DailyMail.com appears to the one referenced by the Times.

'I agree,' wrote an 'ESPN Personality' whose name was redacted in the court filing. '[Redacted] shouldn't call [redacted] and tell him to draft queers either.'

The Times reported that Gruden used a gay slur to insult Goodell and said he was 'clueless' and 'anti-football.' He also said Goodell shouldn't have pressured Rams coach Jeff Fisher to draft 'queers,' a reference to Michael Sam (pictured), who was the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team

Former St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher

The Times reported that Gruden used a gay slur to insult Goodell and said he was 'clueless' and 'anti-football.' He also said Goodell shouldn't have pressured Rams coach Jeff Fisher (right) to draft 'queers,' a reference to

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