Jerry Jones has never been one to bite his tongue. Whether he is explaining why his team didn’t want Cam Newton or speaking about the former President of the United States, he generally keeps it pretty real.
It was more of the same this week.
On Tuesday, Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan and offered this thoughts on the entire circus surrounding Jon Gruden’s ouster from his post as the Las Vegas’ Raiders head coach.
Gruden was forced out after a number of his racist, homophobic and misogynist e-mails leaked out as part of a league investigation into the Washington Football Team.
“I know these people. I know everybody you’ve been reading about,” Jones said. “They’re outstanding proponents of our game, they have represented this game in many cases beautifully. Certainly we all continue to recognize what a spotlight you’re in and the way we should express ourselves.”
When pressed on whether he believed Gruden deserved to los his job, Jones refrained from offering an answer.
“I don’t have anything I would want to express one way or the other,” Jones said. “From the standpoint of contribution, I know we all are accountable to even a, if you will, fleeting or minor part of our actions. We all are accountable to those. That’s about all I want to comment on that.
“We’re talking about people here, and even the ones that some of the comments are directed about: those have been outstanding people in the NFL.”
Jones’ sentiments on the subject are obviously much different than the one offered by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week.
Dodgers vs Giants is a very exciting series. https://t.co/OPpiG1Tcsa
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 13, 2021
Gruden’s expulsion and the subsequent media firestorm surrounding it has had massive ramifications. Everyone from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter to Gruden’s own son, Deuce, has felt the reverberations.
Watch this space. The league reportedly accumulated more than 650,000 e-mails as part of its investigation, and there’s no telling what the next domino to drop will be. Things could get very messy for the NFL in the near future.