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Jon Gruden resigned as Las Vegas Raiders coach before he could be fired over offensive emails sent a decade ago. Yet the lyrics sung at Super Bowl halftime shows are at least equally offensive — and that is why Clay Travis says the NFL is looking pretty hypocritical right now.
“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?” Clay asked in a series of tweets. “These are questions all sports media would be asking if they were real journalists.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks on his headset during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Aug 22, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden (left) and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia watch from the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers in the second half at Investors Group Field. The Raiders defeated the Packers 22-21.
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Clay wasn’t indicting Watson, either.
“And, by the way, I’m not saying Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted anyone, but which is the more severe potential issue?” he asked. “The guy who sent old offensive emails or the guy that may have sexually assaulted 24 women? Which would you prefer to employ, if you had to choose?”
Oftentimes, it seems decisions like the one handed down on Gruden are the result of the mobs on Facebook and Twitter.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden works along the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
“This is representative of the social media world we’ve created,” Clay wrote. “You’re better off being accused of actual violent crimes than sending inappropriate emails. Seems entirely backwards to me.”
Clay promised that he’ll have much more to say on the Gruden drama during Tuesday’s Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.
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