Digital Arts has introduced that it’s going to take away former NFL coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22 in a future replace. Gruden resigned from the NFL on October 11 following the surfacing of racist feedback, homophobic slurs, and sexist remarks he made in emails despatched between 2011 and 2018.
“EA Sports activities is dedicated to taking motion in sustaining a tradition of inclusion and fairness,” EA stated in a Twitter put up. “Because of the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we’re taking steps to take away him from Madden NFL 22. We are going to change him with a generic likeness by way of a title replace within the coming weeks.”
Gruden beforehand coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, then the Tampa Bay Bucaneers from 2002 to 2008, earlier than turning into a shade commentator for Monday Evening Soccer. Gruden got here beneath hearth earlier this month for racist, homophobic, and misogynstic feedback in emails he wrote over the course of seven years earlier than returning as a coach for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2018. Gruden met with Raiders possession on Monday and later introduced his resignation the identical day.
The NFL launched a assertion saying it condemned a 2011 electronic mail by Gruden that contained a racist description of the manager director of the NFL Gamers Affiliation DeMaurice Smith.
Gruden additionally used a homophobic slur to explain NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell and alleged that Goodell influenced management of the Rams to pick out Michael Sam within the 2014 draft. Sam turned the NFL’s first overtly homosexual participant, popping out after finishing his school soccer profession.
Gruden was in his fourth season of a 10-year contract that was estimated to be value $100 million.
Gruden’s emails got here to gentle because of the NFL’s investigation into office misconduct regarding the group now referred to as The Washington Soccer Staff. Plenty of Gruden’s emails containing discriminatory language had been despatched to Bruce Allen, the previous president of The Washington Soccer Staff.
Gruden was changed as head coach of the Raiders by Wealthy Bisaccia, the Raiders’ assistant head coach and particular groups coordinator. The “generic likeness” (presumably not likely a “likeness,” if it is generic) will take his place in Madden 22 in a future replace.
This is not the primary time a serious sports activities determine has been faraway from a recreation. EA beforehand eliminated Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy from FIFA after the participant was charged with 4 counts of rape and one rely of sexual assault.