Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-27 16:15:00 –
New York >> Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he doesn’t think the team was targeted by an email leak that led to Jon Gruden’s resignation.
After the NFL Owners Meeting ended today, Davis confirmed that the team had reached a settlement with Gruden. Gruden received a 10-year, $ 100 million contract to return to coaching the team in 2018. He did not reveal the terms of the settlement.
Asked about a recent conversation with Gruden, racist, homosexual, and misogynistic comments were revealed during an investigation into workplace fraud on the Washington Football Team, Davis said: I am. I know that. But he understands the impact of what he says. “
“We all have a devil in life, and we have to understand it,” Davis added.
Davis wondered about the timing of the email leak and said the team wasn’t given any reason to delay notifications about the email. The NFL has not released or will continue to publish documents from an independent investigation of the Washington Football Team, saying the league is protecting the identities of those who testified. Gruden’s email was addressed to Bruce Allen, the former president of the Washington franchise.
Davis wants the league to publish a written report of the investigation.
“I want to see some of the bills,” he said.
He also warmly supported Mike Mayock, the Raiders general manager hired by Gruden.
“Mike Mayock is Raiders’ GM,” said the owner. “I’m not going to talk about the future. For now, he’s a Raiders GM.”
And reflecting the sentiment of his late father, Al Davis, who owns the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Davis describes how his team was deeply drawn into Washington’s investigation. We are used to this. “
Al Davis often took on the league and other teams on a variety of issues, including suing the NFL to allow the franchise to relocate.
There was no problem voting on the agenda of the owners of these meetings. I met in person for the first time since December 2019. There was a tweak to the Rooney Rule, which requires interviews for minority candidates for coaching and executive work.
You will need at least one interview with a minority candidate for a position of head coach and general manager who is not working on the interview team. Many interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic are virtually conducted.
The idea is to ensure that the search for such employers is diverse and thorough.
Throughout the seven weeks of the schedule, the number of coach challenges dropped significantly from 62 in 2020 and 104 in the previous season to 46. Troy Vincent, NFL Chief of Professional Football Operations, believes in help from New York’s replay booth and league office York is leading to a decline.
Vincent also said that the overall increase in penalties was due to an increase in aggressive hold calls.
Vincent defended the replay review process and said there were about five reviews that required a longer than usual outage.
“But thank you for making it right,” he said. “It’s not time. The goal is to get it right. We always focus on efficiency, but we have the technology to get it right.”
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