EA Sports will remove former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22, the video game company announced.
Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders after reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails being uncovered as part of an NFL investigation into work misconduct on the Washington Football Team.
“EA Sports is committed to acting to maintain a culture of inclusion and justice,” the Madden NFL 22 said in a statement.
“Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will replace him with a generic resemblance via a title update in the coming weeks.”
Earlier this week, Gruden was removed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor following his resignation.
Meanwhile, Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has said little since Gruden’s resignation, told ESPN he has “no comment” on the matter.
“Ask the NFL,” he added. “They have all the answers.”
CNN has contacted the Raiders and the NFL for comments regarding Davis’ remark.
The NFL previously told CNN that during the review of work misconduct on the Washington Football Team, the league was informed of the existence of emails that raised questions beyond the scope of this investigation.
The league has also told CNN that more details about the investigation will not be released for confidentiality reasons.
In response to Gruden’s resignation, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr told reporters on Wednesday that “I love the man, I hate sin.” Carr added:
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“No one is perfect, if we just started opening everyone’s private emails and text messages, people would start sweating a little … maybe that’s what they should do for all coaches and GMs and owners from now on. .
“Must open everything and see what happens.” You hate the action. You hate it. You’re not supposed to like it, but you love the person and I love the person. “
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