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Raiders Vehemently Deny Gruden Report


A report from Hub Arkush of ProFootballWeekly on Wednesday indicated that the Oakland Raiders were in talks with former head coach Jon Gruden about the possibility of a return.

Today, the Raiders made it clear that there is absolutely no truth to that report. Here is a bulletin that was sent from Zak Gilbert, the Raiders’ director of media relations (via the Contra Costa Times):

There are two people on this planet that have the ability to make talks happen between Jon Gruden and the Raiders, with regard to him allegedly taking over the football operations, and/or the position of head coach. Each of those individuals, owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie, wanted me to communicate that this rumor has no validity whatsoever. And for the record, I’m personally disgusted that Hub Arkush would spread such an untruth on the day our head coach, Dennis Allen, had to determine with his mom, his brother and sister, whether to take his dad off life support or wait and hope that he would regain consciousness. Dennis didn’t have an opportunity to say goodbye to his dad, but he did have an opportunity to take a phone call regarding Hub’s story.

 

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