Jon Gruden’s Email Fallout Leads to Diversity Issues

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“I can’t say that I was surprised at all that that kind of dialogue is happening behind the scenes,” three-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “I think that we understand the culture of the NFL and we can put ‘Inspire Change’ logos all over the field and create logos all we want, but until you actually change what leadership looks like, you can’t expect to change the culture.” In a sport with about 70% of the players Black, more than 80% of head coaches (27 of 32) and general managers (also 27 of 32) are white. Among principal owners, only Jacksonville’s Shad Khan and Buffalo’s Kim Pegula are members of minorities.

But actions often speak louder than words. The fallout from Jon Gruden’s emails has many questioning what it will take to really change the culture in the NFL. “In the case of Jon Gruden, obviously it’s very disappointing to the people who respected him, look up to him and the man he was to our league,” Jenkins said. “But I think if we focus only on Jon Gruden, then we miss the bigger picture, which is that he was able to exist like that because the culture around him accepted it. When he sent those emails, nobody raised a red flag, nobody brought it to anybody’s attention. It was a normal thing.

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Troy Vincent, a six-time Pro Bowl cornerback, former president of the NFL Players Association and current NFL executive vice president of football operations, agrees with Jenkins. “A key learning from working on these issues over the past three decades is that diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice,” Vincent told the AP. “Collectively, a necessary decision to be made is that inclusion matters. Inclusion, whether that is race, gender, sexual orientation, age or otherwise, leads to better decisions, outcomes, and impact. Malcolm is spot on. These recent public revelations are a call for culture change and taking action.” Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons says the NFL has made progress in recent years, but more needs to be done.

“Guys in the locker room talk about that stuff, man,” Simmons said about racist views coming from people in leadership positions. “I think that’s why it’s important that we’ve been putting a spotlight on (it) in the past few years, especially in the NFL. We have the logos on the backs of the helmets and in the backs of the end zones. I think that’s why it’s important to have different cultures in those positions, right? Because you’re not getting it all from one set of any type of person. “And so, obviously qualified, you’ve got to be qualified to be in those positions. But I think that’s why it’s important: you get different backgrounds, you get different opinions, you get different things glowing in that aspect of it. So, yeah, guys talk about it.” Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice played for Gruden in Oakland after leaving the San Francisco 49ers. He said he was “shocked” to hear Gruden expressed racist, homophobic and misogynistic thoughts in emails he wrote from 2011-18 to then-Washington club executive Bruce Allen. At the time, Gruden was an ESPN analyst between coaching jobs.

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