Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is dealing with the backlash from a racially insensitive email he sent in 2011 regarding the executive director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Gruden sent an email to Bruce Allen — the then president of the Washington Redskins — now the Washington Football Team.
“Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires,” Gruden wrote, according to the WSJ.
The email has caused an uproar in the NFL community and online, as it has been deemed as racist by many, including by the subject of the email.
“This is not the first racist comment that I’ve heard and it probably will not be the last,” Smith told the Journal. “This is