After former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s emails were exposed in an NFL investigation, revealing racist, homophobic and bigoted comments that spanned years, his now former quarterback thinks other people should go down with the ship.
Derek Carr, who looked on pace for a Pro Bowl season under Gruden, urged the NFL to “open up everything.”
“If we just started opening up everybody’s private emails and texts, people would start sweating a little bit. … Hopefully not too many,” Carr said on Wednesday. “But maybe that’s what they should do for all coaches and GMs and owners from now on, is open up. You’ve got to open up everything. See what happens.”
The emails were revealed in a New York Times investigation that targeted the Washington Football Team, who were involved in a scandal over rampant workplace misconduct. Gruden had sent the emails to Bruce Allen, then the Washington GM.
In his emails, Gruden used homophobic slurs, shared topless photos of cheerleaders and ripped female officials, among other offenses.
As for how Carr thought of Gruden after the revelation?
“I love the man, you hate the sin. No one’s perfect,” Carr said.
The Raiders will now move forward with former special teams coach Rich Bissacia as the interim head coach, heading into their game this weekend against the Broncos at 3-2.