Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

EA Madden removes former Raiders coach Jon Gruden

EA has announced that it will remove former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden from Madden 22 after resigning in a homosexual and misogyny email.

The publisher shared the news that Gruden was removed on the Madden NFL Twitter account. The company’s statement states:

“EA Sports is committed to taking action to maintain a culture of inclusion and equity. Due to Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from the Madden NFL 22. The title update will remove him. Replace with a general portrait. In the coming weeks. “

Gruden’s resignation from the Raiders came later New York Times Many of the coach’s emails said, “He blamed the emergence of women as referees, the drafting of gays, and the generosity of athletes protesting during the performance of the national anthem.” The email discovered by the New York Times arrived just a week later. Previous claim In 2011, Gruden emerged claiming to have used racist stereotypes when talking about NFL Players Union Chief De Maurice Smith.

The announcement of Gruden’s departure from the team came earlier this week twitter.. “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden said as part of the statement. “I love Raiders and don’t want to be distracted. Thanks to all Raider Nation players, coaches, staff and fans. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”

Jon Gruden (Image Credit: Chris Unger / Getty Images)

This isn’t the first time EA has decided to remove an athlete or player from one of its prolific sports games. Last month, the publisher confirmed that the French national team and Manchester City’s full-back Benjamin Mendy had been removed from FIFA 22 as players awaited trial in allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..