Jon Gruden’s swift descent from coach of the Las Vegas Raiders to social pariah is a cautionary tale about the consequences that await people who resist social change. His recklessness made it easy to force him out of the league, but the truth of the matter is that even people who use more gentle language to object to the infusion of social justice causes into the workplace run the risk of extinction.
This controversy started late last week when it was revealed that in 2011, Gruden — at the time an analyst with ESPN — said that players’ union leader DeMaurice Smith had lips the size of Michelin tires. Every media outlet referred to this as a racist trope, but Gruden was still able to coach his team on Sunday. Then more emails were revealed on Monday in which Gruden harshly criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goddell, player protests, the hiring […]
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