Jon Gruden’s Agent Believes Former Coach’s Emails Being Leaked Was A Hit Job: ‘He’s Not A Racist’

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We’re approaching the one-year mark since Jon Gruden was forced to resign as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following a scandal involving an email leak, but his agent is still going to bat for his client, now calling it “a hit job.”

Gruden stepped down as the Raiders’ head coach in October of 2021 after emails directed at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were leaked that contained racist and homophobic comments. The emails were discovered in what was a league investigation into the Washington Commanders’ workplace culture.

In one of the emails to come from the leak, Gruden called Goodell a “clueless anti-football p-ssy.” Another email reportedly implied that Gruden was annoyed that the NFL forced the then St. Louis Rams to draft “queers,” which is a reference to the team drafting Michael Sam in 2014.

Gruden reportedly sent an email making fun of the size of NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith’s lips.

“Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of Michelin tires,”  the email from 2011 reportedly read.

The collection of emails dated back to Gruden’s time at ESPN, before he joined the Raiders for his second stint as head coach.

With the original investigation not directly pointed at Gruden, his agent Bob LaMonte is convinced the NFL was simply out to get his client.

“I can tell you right now that was a hit job,” Bob LaMonte told

“Why now, of all things, does that come out in an investigation that had already gone away? It was 10 years ago. And then why Jon and why the Raiders? He wasn’t even in the league at the time of those e-mails…That’s the tragedy of it. You can say what you want, but if anyone really understands Jon, they know he’s not a racist. That’s quite obvious.”

LaMonte’s comments about Gruden echo those of Brent Musburger, now the former radio broadcaster for the Raiders.

“As I told coach, whoever took you out, Jon, that was a paid assassin,” Musburger said back in December of 2021. “That was one of the best hit jobs that I’ve ever been around.”

Gruden has since filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Goodell as he believes the league sought to ruin his career and make an example of him. The NFL looked to dismiss the case, but a judge denied that ask.

Written by Mark Harris


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  1. Oh, no. Another one of these…

    “…that contained racist and homophobic comments.” That’s a judgment, Mark. Once again, we’ve got supposedly conservative writers helping the liberals pass along their messaging. Please stop. Please stop now.

    By the way, “homophobic” is a new judgment — it was previously called “misogynistic” to refer to Goodell as a pussy. The absolute most that is clear from the emails is that Gruden disparaged the NFL employees in a private note not intended to be seen by them.

      • Gruden made some comments. Those comments were made in private and they were disparaging. Like the guy Nick (I don’t think he’s around here any longer), Mark wrote an article where he classified the comments in judgmental terms not directly related to the comments themselves. The proper way to report would have been to call the comments “disparaging” and (possibly) quote a few of the words to offer proper context rather than having the writer substitute his own judgment as to whether those comments were homophobic, racist, misogynistic, fat-shaming, transphobic, alt-right or whatever nonsense the left is using to label things these days. Hell, he could’ve even said, “comments that were, in this writer’s opinion, racist…”

        My point is, report the facts. Stop letting the libs control the language by using their terms.

        Hope this helps…

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