Goodbye Gruden: Dropped From Bucs Ring Of Honor & Sketchers Endorsement Deal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The fall out continues for former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Now, the 58-year-old has been removed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor. The Buccaneers issued a statement saying, “While we acknowledge Jon Gruden’s contributions on the field, his actions go against our core values as an organization. Therefore, he will no longer continue to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor.”
Sketchers has also been dropped Gruden from an endorsement deal, saying in part, “We have a zero tolerance policy for such behavior within our business.”
Gruden resigned from his NFL coaching role after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst over a period of seven years.
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