Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NFL

Raiders grant Carl Nassib personal day to deal with Jon Gruden fallout

Defensive end Carl Nassib was granted his request for a personal day, Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said Wednesday.

Mayock said he had multiple conversations with Nassib, with whom he has met three times, since the email history of the team’s shamed head coach Jon Gruden came to light last week.

“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.”

Nassib became the first openly gay active NFL player when he made the announcement in June.

Among the controversial email messages the Wall Street Journal and New York Times published was a reference to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that included an anti-gay slur.

Gruden used a different anti-gay slur while writing about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Sam was selected by the then-St. Louis Rams in the seventh round in 2014 but never played a regular-season game in the league.

–Field Level Media

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

PlayAction Podcast

NCAAF

Subscribe to the PlayAction Podcast here Mike Frank of IrishSportsDaily.com joins the show to preview #12 Notre Dame’s showdown against #18 0:45: Mike talks about what...

NCAAF

  TexAgs.com’s Jason Howell joins the show to break down Saturday’s showdown between #7 Texas A&M and #16 Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at “Jerry World”...

NFL

We have another great guest as respected – and transparent – player Clev TA joins the show.  You can follow him on Twitter @ClevTA and check...

NFL

    Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) from PFF and Michigan Football Analytics joins the show. 1:05: We talk about how he uses math to break down football and how he...

NFL

    John from the Big Blue Offensive Podcast joins the show to talk about the Giants’ disappointing opener against the Broncos and whether the short...

NCAAF

Chris Buchignani from The Obligatory PSU Podcast joins the show as our first repeat guest to talk about Penn State’s 2-0 start and the Nittany Lions...

NFL

  Dennis Ackerman from BLEAV In Raiders joins the show to preview Las Vegas’ upcoming 2021 season and Monday night’s opener against the Baltimore Ravens. Dennis...

NFL

  Mark Bergin from the BLEAV In Steelers podcast joins the show to preview Pittsburgh’s 2021 season. He offers his “crazy theory” regarding Ben...

NFL

John Hendrix from BLEAV In Saints joins the show to preview New Orleans’ 2021 season and Sunday’s opener against the Green Bay Packers. Hendrix explains why...

More From The PlayAction Post

NFL

The Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Davante Adams on the reserve-COVID-19 list Monday, casting doubt on the star’s availability for the team’s Thursday...

NFL

Coaches Pete Carroll and Sean Payton both cautioned that it’s still early in the season. For Payton, it was in reference to New Orleans’...

NFL

The Miami Dolphins are widely considered the favorite to land quarterback Deshaun Watson if he’s traded by the Houston Texans, but one sportsbook is...

NFL

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith feels good about the health of his team, including the secondary he disagreed was “banged up pretty good.” There...

Advertisement