Raiders' owner Mark Davis breaks silence on John Gruden situation
Davis' statement seems to indicate that there is more than meets the eye where the John Gruden controversy is concerned.
In the wake of his coach's unceremonious resignation, the Raiders' owner broke his silence.
Raiders' owner speaks on Gruden situation
Owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, Mark Davis spoke for the first time since coach John Gruden's controversial resignation on Wednesday morning. "I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers," Davis told ESPN.
Just spoke with #Raiders owner Mark Davis: "I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers." Also confirmed that Mike Mayock remains GM and now has 51 percent control of roster decisions, with interim coach Rich Bisaccia at 49 percent. Was Gruden 51/Mayock 49 before.— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 13, 2021
Davis went no further in his explanation, however, his statement seems to imply there are further details involved in the now heavily publicized circumstances surrounding Gruden's leaked emails, which contained racist and sexist remarks. The emails themselves came to light during an investigation into the workplace conditions of the Washington Football Team.
What do we know about the Gruden e-mail controversy?
To date investigators have reviewed some 650,000 emails, yet only Gruden's inappropriate statements have been made public. The NFLPA has subsequently called on the NFL to make all of the emails public. There has been no official response as of yet.
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After Gruden's resignation, Davis issued a short statement saying he had accepted the coach's decision while noting the move had not been discussed before Wednesday.
What's next for the Raiders?
Having had a day off on Tuesday, Las Vegas' team took to the practice field on Wednesday under the supervision of interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who was previously the special teams coordinator. Bisaccia will actually retain the aforementioned responsibilities while filling in as coach. According to Davis, general manager Mike Mayock will maintain his current role, however, he will now have 51% of the decision-making power on personnel moves, with Bisaccia allocated 49%.
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