Jon Gruden emails: Ex-NFL QB calls controversy ‘disappointing,’ knew second report would doom coaching career

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Shaun King was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a brief time when Jon Gruden was the head coach of the group, and he reacted to the e mail fallout on Tuesday.

The former NFL quarterback informed Look he was shocked after the 1st Gruden electronic mail was obtained by The Wall Avenue Journal previous 7 days.

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Quarterback Brad Johnson (14) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks to his head coach Jon Gruden for the duration of the game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 28, 2003, at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Buccaneers, 33-13. Quarterback Shaun King (10) is at remaining.
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“The initial e mail I noticed was the a person directed at (NFLPA government director) DeMaurice Smith. I was stunned by it, really, since it was so distasteful and so unwanted. It illuminates that occasionally you imagine you know an individual, and maybe you really don’t. You just know what their presentation to you is. It was disappointing,” King reported.

King explained to the website he realized Gruden was completed when The New York Times printed the other emails, which showed homophobic and misogynistic comments and other vulgar remarks about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“What has the NFL been pushing from a narrative standpoint? Upward mobility and equality for women of all ages. You see ladies staying employed within just a ton of corporations in roles that traditionally ended up only for guys. And inclusivity, irrespective of whether it be sexual, religion, suitable to protest. When those people email messages came out, I knew the conclusion was around. You just cannot defend that verbiage,” King informed

Quarterback Shaun King (10) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks to head coach Jon Gruden during the game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 28, 2003, at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Quarterback Shaun King (10) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks to head mentor Jon Gruden through the sport from the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 28, 2003, at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. 
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“A championship football team is designed on accountability, discipline and regard. The fact that they have a homosexual player, and then it comes out what he stated about the kid from Missouri that was drafted (Michael Sam). It is not possible now to go to (Carl Nassib) and clarify that.”

The former quarterback mentioned he never experienced any damaging interactions with Gruden but the e-mail present someone distinct than the human being he understood.

“He just has to appear inside of, because when you create one thing like that and deliver it, you mean it. If you are joking with your boys, hydrating and having a couple cocktails, any person might say anything slick. But when you sit down and kind sentences… it is difficult to switch all-around and say you did not imply everything by it. In my private interactions with Jon Gruden, I hardly ever considered him as racist, but those e-mail depict a unique particular person,” he extra.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden directs  the North team at the 2007 Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile Jan. 27. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers mentor Jon Gruden directs  the North team at the 2007 Below Armour Senior Bowl in Cellular Jan. 27. (Image by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Illustrations or photos)
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King was a backup quarterback for the Buccaneers in 2002 when Brad Johnson and the stellar Tampa Bay protection led the crew to a Super Bowl earn. He would perform four games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 before jumping from workforce to crew. He would never see a different down following the 2004 time.

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The former second-spherical decide on would participate in in the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League before going into coaching.