EA has announced that it will remove former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden from Madden 22, who resigned due to homophobic and misogynistic emails.
The broadcaster shared the news that Gruden will be removed from the game on the Madden NFL Twitter account and made the following statement:
“EA Sports is committed to taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion and equality. Due to Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will fill his place with a title update next week.”
Gruden’s resignation from the Raiders, The New York TimesGruden denounced the appearance of women as referees, the selection of a gay player, and the players protesting during the National Anthem. The emails, uncovered by the New York Times, indicate that Gruden was quoted by DeMaurice, President of the NFL Players Association in 2011. Previous allegations against Smith alleging that he used racist words It was released to the public just a week after it surfaced.
The announcement of Gruden’s departure from the team earlier this week Twitterwas done in. “I resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be distracted. Thank you to all of Raider Nation’s players, coaches, staff and fans. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” Gruden said in a statement.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer at MRT.