Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis is turning his anger toward the league following head coach Jon Gruden’s resignation over offensive emails he sent while an ESPN Monday Night Football broadcaster.
According to Audacy NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Davis is mulling potential legal option and has told others he believes that influential figures within the league office intentionally leaked Gruden’s emails with the goal of forcing the head coach out of the NFL.
“He thinks the league is out to get him,” a source told La Canfora. “He thinks it’s a hit job.”
The NFL has denied being behind the leaks, which the Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported on, revealing Gruden’s use of racist tropes and homophobic slurs.
The league was investigating emails that were sent to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen as part of its probe on Washington’s toxic workplace culture.
Davis has not said much publicly about the situation involving Gruden and has seemingly supported the head coach and has been upset over the nature in how the emails came to light, per La Canfora.
Davis is also reportedly upset how no Washington Football Team executives or officials have lost their jobs over the investigation.
The Associated Press reported on Friday that the league found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing similar language to Gruden’s.