Although Raiders coach Jon Gruden has technically resigned, the resignation was undoubtedly threatened with dismissal, if he did not choose to leave voluntarily. The balance of his 10-year, $ 100 million contract has not been resolved.
Via Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com, owner Mark Davis said on Wednesday that a settlement has been reached.
Gruden reportedly had $ 40 million in guaranteed payments remaining. PFT had signaled when Gruden signed the contract that it was not fully guaranteed, and potentially late.
The publication of the claims that Gruden signed in order to get his money probably stretches wide enough to cover the league, especially since the Raiders are 1 / 32nd. If so, it would prevent Gruden from suing the league for intentional interference with his relationship with the Raiders.
“He’s hurt, he’s really hurt, and I understand that,” Davis said of Gruden. “But he understands the ramifications of what he said. I love Jon and I love his family. We all have demons in our lives, and you have to understand that, and you have to consider redemption as well. “
Gruden’s redemption is unlikely to take the form of a return to training in the NFL. And he probably won’t be interested in something like the reconstructed XFL. Its future could come in the form of delivering NFL content to one of the various sports betting sites, which are trying to enter the sports content business in order to assemble a pool of visitors who could then become customers. They spend a huge amount of money, and Gruden could possibly make the same $ 10 million a year with a gambling company he made with the Raiders.