Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis declined to touch upon the Jon Gruden state of affairs, referring a reporter to the NFL as a substitute.
Whereas everybody within the NFL realm has been speaking in regards to the downfall of Jon Gruden, Raiders proprietor Mark Davis remained quiet till lastly breaking his silence on Wednesday.
What did Davis must say in any case this time? Nothing of be aware, basically. In a protected PR transfer, Davis referred ESPN reporter Paul Gutierrez to talk with the NFL as a substitute.
Some are criticizing the Raiders proprietor for demonstrating an absence of management and accountability in his response, calling Davis a “coward.”
Raiders proprietor Mark Davis provides “no remark” response when requested about Jon Gruden emails
A decline to remark doesn’t indicate that Davis is not going to communicate out on the state of affairs sooner or later. Previously, Davis has been a vocal advocate talking out towards home abuse points and racism within the NFL.
Davis was the primary NFL proprietor to suggest a participant ought to be suspended throughout a home violence investigation after the Ray Rice video surfaced. Davis has been straight concerned with the The Biletnikoff Basis, which helps ladies who’ve suffered from substance abuse points, psychological well being points and home violence.
In 2017, Davis initially inspired his gamers to face in the course of the Nationwide Anthem quite than kneel, however derogatory feedback by President Donald Trump invoked change in his stance. Davis requested gamers if Tommie Smith, the long-lasting Olympian who raised his fist for racial justice, might mild the torch throughout a Raiders sport in Mexico Metropolis. Davis defined then that whereas he most popular gamers not protest whereas in uniform, as soon as the uniform was off, Davis “would possibly go up there with them.”
Davis defined that conversations about social injustice — and the resistance to having these conversations — formed his perspective.
“Over the past 12 months, although, the streets have gotten scorching and there was a variety of static within the air and lately gasoline has been added to the hearth. I can not ask our workforce to not say one thing whereas they’re in a Raider uniform. The one factor I can ask them to do is do it with class. Do it with pleasure. Not solely do we’ve got to inform folks there’s something unsuitable, we’ve got to give you solutions. That’s the problem that’s in entrance of us as People and as human beings.”
By his phrases and philanthropic help, Davis has demonstrated that he personally helps social justice causes. His refusal to sentence Gruden presently, nonetheless, leaves some Raiders followers wanting stronger management from their proprietor presently.