NFL Team Issue Appalling Statement After Player Involved In Deadly Accident
The Oakland Raiders were quick to get rid of Jon Gruden over old emails and issued a harsh rebuke. However, when one of their players is pending arraignment for allegedly causing a deadly accident the woke football team strikes a different tone.
When Gruden was fired the Raider wrote:
“The content of an email regarding DeMaurice Smith from Jon Gruden when he worked for ESPN 10 years ago is disturbing and not what the Raiders stand for.”
Shortly after the statement Gruden was fired for the contents of an email he wrote a decade ago while working for another employer.
It’s a different story when their receiver Henry Ruggs III get’s himself into trouble.
Ruggs, is expected to be charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death or serious bodily harm after being involved in a fatal car accident. According to police, he was traveling at 156 miles per hour and collided with another vehicle. The crash resulted in the death of a 23 year old woman that was not in the vehicle with Riggs.
Interim Head Coach rich Bisaccia issued condolences to the victim’s family however then issued some support for his player.
“We want to express our sincere condolences to the victim’s family. A person lost their life yesterday morning, and we think it’s important to keep focus on that as we talk about this tragic event. We’re deeply saddened for everyone affected, especially the victim’s family,” Bisaccia said.
“That being said, we love Henry Ruggs. We want him to know that. It was a terrible lapse in judgement, of the most horrific kind, and something that he’ll have to live with the rest of his life,” the coach added.
When the incident occurred all the Raiders said was:
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”
The Raiders had harsher words about Gruden’s emails than one of their players being charged with a DUI resulting in death pic.twitter.com/B0OaCqYAgq
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 2, 2021
Their former coach writes a “mean” email a decade ago and it’s off to the gallows. But, when one of their players gets into hot water it’s all “love.”
Anticipating his arrest the Raiders did release Ruggs.