Nevada Judge Denies NFL's Motions to Dismiss FormerCoach Jon Gruden sued the league and Roger Goodell, and asked for arbitration.
At Wednesday's hearing, Judge Nancy Allf issued the rulings. Gruden was present. Unless a settlement is reached, the rulings allow the lawsuit's continuation to trial.
Gruden said to reporters, “I'm going let the process take care itself,” after the hearing. “Go Raiders.”
Gruden filed suit against the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada on Nov. 12. He had resigned from his position as coach Oct. 11, following an email scandal that contained racist, anti-gay, and misogynistic language.
“The defendants selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to Wall Street Journal, New York Times to damage Gruden’s reputation and force him from his job,” Adam HosmerHenner, an attorney for McDonald's Carano, stated in a statement. “There is no explanation for Gruden's emails not being made public from the 650,000 emails that were collected by the NFL in its investigation into the Washington Football Team. The emails were also kept for months before they were released at the end of the Raiders season.
On Jan. 19, the NFL filed the motion for dismissal and to compel arbitration in Gruden's lawsuits. Gruden is seeking “the recovery money in excess of $15,000.00” in each cause of action according to NFL.com.
This report was contributed by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN.