Mike Mayock: Carl Nassib requested a personal day today, of course we support that

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Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib, the NFL’s only openly gay player, is taking the day off today after the resignation of head coach Jon Gruden amid revelations that he sent emails that included homophobic comments years before he became Raiders head coach.

General Manager Mike Mayock said today that the team supports Nassib.

“He requested a personal day today,” Mayock said of Nassib. “He just said he’s got a lot to process, there’s a lot that’s been going on the last few days, and of course we support that request.”

Gruden’s emails included the use of a homophobic slur to describe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as well as a statement that the league office pressured the Rams to draft “queers” in reference to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft.

When Nassib came out as gay this offseason, Gruden offered full support.

9 responses to “Mike Mayock: Carl Nassib requested a personal day today, of course we support that

  1. Wow, I never even considered this part of the whole situation. Nassib must feel betrayed..

  2. “When Nassib came out as gay this offseason, Gruden offered full support.”

    Apparently no one believes that perhaps Jon grew in the last 10 years, both physically and mentally with respect to race and sexual orientation)?

    Not a one of us is born with all the answers. I think it is ridiculous that we are going to delve into the deep past of these individuals and rake them over the coals.

    Is he guilty of using foul language in an email. Yes. Did he learn and grow from that time? I don’t know.

  3. Arguing that we don’t know if Gruden has grown is an appeal to ignorance. We know that he was comfortable casually dropping abhorrent language in the 2010s. This wasn’t the 80s, folks. He knew better and did it anyway.

  4. I’m pretty sure if EVERY Email went public what Gruden wrote would end up not looking so bad. Can you imagine the Emails that were written about WFT changing their name? Or Emails about the Commish ect

  5. If Gruden would have came clean when everything first came out, maybe I’d would have given him some benefit of doubt. But he didn’t. The only thing I believe about Gruden right now is he’s sorry he got caught, he’s not sorry he did it.

  6. These emails weren’t Gruden’s “deep past” – I wish that soundbite would go away because it’s not true. This was recent and the emails were over a 7-8 year period.

    You can argue whether you believe Gruden deserved to be fired or not, but he got outed as a racist and a bigot. What you do when no one’s watching is who you are.

    I DO agree, however, that it’s pretty bush for the NFL to target Gruden and give the entire WTF a pass. That’s just absurd. 40 employees filed complaints but the NFL won’t make their findings public?

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