EA has introduced that it is going to be eradicating ex-Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden from Madden 22 following his resignation over homophobic and misogynistic emails.
The writer shared the information of Gruden’s elimination on its Madden NFL Twitter account, the place a press release from the corporate reads:
“EA Sports activities is dedicated to taking motion in sustaining a tradition of inclusion and fairness. 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 exchange him with a generic likeness by way of a title replace within the coming weeks.”
— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 13, 2021
Gruden’s resignation from the Raiders got here after The New York Times unveiled a variety of emails written by the coach wherein, “He denounced the emergence of girls as referees, the drafting of a homosexual participant and the tolerance of gamers protesting throughout the taking part in of the nationwide anthem.” The emails uncovered by the New York Occasions got here solely every week after previous allegations surfaced claiming that, in 2011, Gruden had used racist stereotypes when speaking in regards to the NFL Gamers’ Union Chief DeMaurice Smith.
The announcement of Gruden’s departure from the group was made earlier this week on Twitter. “I’ve resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” mentioned Gruden as a part of a press release. “I like the Raiders and don’t wish to be a distraction. Thanks to all of the gamers, coaches, workers, and followers of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I by no means meant to harm anybody.”
This is not the primary time of late that EA has taken to eradicating an athlete or participant from one among its prolific sports activities video games. Final month, the writer confirmed that it had taken the French nationwide group and Manchester Metropolis full-back Benjamin Mendy out of FIFA 22 because the participant awaits trial amid allegations of rape and sexual assault.
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