Private emails in today’s post-truth society are far more egregious of a crime to woke corporations like the NFL than actual physical violence. That’s the message the Tampa Bay Buccaneers delivered today when they removed Jon Gruden from their “Ring of Honor.”
According to NBC Sports:
Jon Gruden was the first head coach ever to win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers, but the franchise no longer views him worthy of a place in its Ring of Honor.
Less than 24 hours after Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders over years-old offensive emails, the Buccaneers announced that Gruden will no longer be in their Ring of Honor.
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advocated for purposeful change in the areas of race relations, gender equality, diversity and inclusion for many years. While we acknowledge Jon Gruden’s contributions on the field, his actions go against our core values as an organization. Therefore, he will no longer continue to be a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor,” the team said in a statement.
With a career record of 57-55, Gruden won more games than any other head coach in Buccaneers franchise history.
As we posted earlier, the NFL has a history of rewarding violent criminals while excommunicating those who commit thought crimes.
Richard Sherman is playing for the Buccaneers despite being arrested for domestic violence, but Jon Gruden’s mean emails were supposedly so egregious that he’s persona non grata to the team. The NFL’s cultural hypocrisy is sickening.