General manager of the Las Vegas Raiders Mike Mayock stated that Carl Nassib asked for and received a personal day Wednesday after Jon Gruden, head coach, resigned.
According to Mayock, “He requested a private day today.” Sports IllustratedAnd CBS Sports. “He said that he has a lot of things to do, that there have been many events in the last few days. We support that request.”
Nassib is first active NFL playerPublicly identifies as gay.
Gruden resigned within an hour of The New York Times releasedGruden’s 2010-2018 emails contained homophobic and racially insensitive terms. These articles were about emails.
According to The Times: NFL executives read more than 650,000 emails during its workplace investigation into Washington football team.
Gruden used offensive language in emails towards Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, gay players and female referees.
Gruden was criticized by the league for allegedly urging the St. Louis Rams to draft gay Michael Sam in 2014.