Sports

NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire

NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire

But Davis himself has let on that he and Gruden talked in week 16 prior to the Raiders game in Philadelphia that Gruden called for ESPN.

Coach Gruden got things started with his opening statement.

The Raiders proceeded to fire head coach Jack Del Rio and hire Jon Gruden to lead the team after the season.

With the Raiders having the talent to compete right away given the right guidance, there's a chance that Gruden may actually turn this time into a Super Bowl title contender in the very near future.

That is the official timeline for the Raiders head coaching search. "And that's the term that we were using in our discussions and everything, are you all-in?"

"I felt pretty confident that he was all-in", Davis said.

Davis also said on Tuesday that he had been pursuing Gruden since taking ownership of the team from his late father, Al, six years ago.

Antonio Conte gives clear statement on his Chelsea future
I can't see Conte staying at Chelsea for too much longer but I could see him at PSG, Real Madrid or even Manchester United . Conte then branded the Portuguese " a little man " before menacingly claiming that he wouldn't forget Mourinho's comments.

It also means a reunion in Oakland between Cable and former Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who returned to play for the Raiders last season at the age of 31 and remains under contract for next season.

The argument against the Raiders is that while they officially complied with the Rooney Rule, a verbal agreement with Gruden essentially made those interviews with minority candidates meaningless, as the job was never open.

The NFL has issued discipline for Rooney Rule violations in the past.

Paul Tagliabue, then the National Football League commissioner, fined Detroit Lions President Matt Millen $200,000 in 2003 for failing to interview a minority candidate before hiring Steve Mariucci as the team's coach. He retained the job the following year, in part because of a 31-24 win over Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the regular-season finale.

Known for his feisty sideline demeanor, Gruden admitted he has some "unfinished" business with the Raiders.

Gruden was signed to a 10-year contract worth as much as $100 million to replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked on the same day as the Raiders' season finale.


  • 'Pretty Korean Lady': Trump Broke Decorum Before Latest Slur

    'Pretty Korean Lady': Trump Broke Decorum Before Latest Slur

    Trump on Friday said he used " tough " language but that he "never said anything derogatory" about Haitians. The senior Democratic senator Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, subsequently said that he had .

    AFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Titans v Patriots

    Obviously, it's not the end of the road, but this is what you want to do and this is who we want to be consistently. Ryan had his worst game of his MVP season previous year in Atlanta's 24-15 loss in Philly on November 13, 2016.
    PM-economists meet: Job, farm, manufacturing, exports focus areas

    PM-economists meet: Job, farm, manufacturing, exports focus areas

    Rajiv Kumar said it was also pointed out that educated unemployment among young people in the country may be as high as 20 per cent.
  • Barca midfielder Arda Turan joins Basaksehir on loan until 2020

    Barca midfielder Arda Turan joins Basaksehir on loan until 2020

    BC-SOC-Istanbul Basaksehir-Turan, 89Barcelona midfielder Turan to play for Istanbul BasaksehirAP Photo AMB117Eds: APNewsNow.
    CES 2018: Power Outage, Heavy Rains, and Traffic Creates Problems

    CES 2018: Power Outage, Heavy Rains, and Traffic Creates Problems

    The biggest exhibition of cutting edge technology in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show , is in Las Vegas this week. The outage was reported at about 11:15 a.m.in the south and central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
    Harman flies into lead at Sony Open

    Harman flies into lead at Sony Open

    But disaster struck on the par-four eighth hole, when his tee shot hit a tree - before his next three also hit trees. It meant the pair were a shot ahead of Brian Harman , Vaughn Taylor, Kyle Stanley and PGA Tour rookie Talor Gooch .
  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Hits New 12-Month High on Analyst Upgrade

    Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Hits New 12-Month High on Analyst Upgrade

    Analysts await Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) earned "Long-Term Buy" rating by Hilliard Lyons on Wednesday, March 30. Virtus Inv Advisers reported 0.58% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) rating on Wednesday, August 5.
    'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

    'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

    Tulsi Gabbard, who represents Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, also tweeted that there was no threat. According to Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza, the alert was sent in error .

    Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) vs. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

    Cisco Systems, Inc . ( CSCO ) stock price tumbled -0.63% to finalize at $39.69 throughout previous buying and selling session. ValuEngine raised shares of Cisco Systems from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th.
  • Fox News Is Not Interested In Hiring Steve Bannon

    Fox News Is Not Interested In Hiring Steve Bannon

    But the strategist was never able to recover from a Trump statement that blasted him as having "lost his mind". Mercer is part owner of Breitbart News and has close ties to the Trump administration.
    Europe trailing by one shot in EurAsia Cup after mediocre day one

    Europe trailing by one shot in EurAsia Cup after mediocre day one

    Because if you look at my players, they are fantastic and they are all winners", said Atwal. Kiradech Aphinbarnrat and Byeong-Hun An, without playing poorly, were outplayed.
    Nancy Kerrigan doesn't plan to watch 'I, Tonya'

    Nancy Kerrigan doesn't plan to watch 'I, Tonya'

    I haven't seen the movie. "I haven't watched anything". "I spanked her once with a hairbrush at a competition", Golden said. In one instance depicted in the film, Golden throws a steak knife at her daughter, which lodges in Harding's arm.