EA has introduced that it will likely be eradicating ex-Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden from Madden 22 following his resignation over homophobic and misogynistic emails.
The writer shared the information of Gruden’s removing on its Madden NFL Twitter account, the place an announcement from the corporate reads:
“EA Sports is dedicated to taking motion in sustaining a tradition of inclusion and fairness. Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden’s resignation, we’re taking steps to take away him from Madden NFL 22. We will change him with a generic likeness by way of a title replace within the coming weeks.”
— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 13, 2021
Gruden’s resignation from the Raiders got here after The New York Times unveiled a variety of emails written by the coach wherein, “He denounced the emergence of girls as referees, the drafting of a homosexual participant and the tolerance of gamers protesting in the course of the taking part in of the nationwide anthem.” The emails uncovered by the New York Times got here solely per week after previous allegations surfaced claiming that, in 2011, Gruden had used racist stereotypes when speaking in regards to the NFL Players’ Union Chief DeMaurice Smith.
The announcement of Gruden’s departure from the group was made earlier this week on Twitter. “I’ve resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” mentioned Gruden as a part of an announcement. “I like the Raiders and are not looking for to be a distraction. Thank you to all of the gamers, coaches, employees, and followers of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I by no means meant to harm anybody.”
This is not the primary time of late that EA has taken to eradicating an athlete or participant from one in every of its prolific sports activities video games. Last month, the writer confirmed that it had taken the French nationwide group and Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy out of FIFA 22 because the participant awaits trial amid allegations of rape and sexual assault.
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter.