After Wednesday's NFL owners meetings, Davis acknowledged that the team had reached a settlement. Gruden received a 10-year contract worth $100 million to be the team's coach in 2018. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed by Davis.
Davis was asked about recent conversations with Gruden. Gruden's racist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks were discovered during an investigation into workplace misconduct at Washington Football Team. That is something I can understand. He understands the implications of what he said.
Davis said, "We all have our trials in life" and "we have to learn that."
Davis was curious about the timing of the email leaks and stated that he wasn't given any reason why his team hadn't been informed about them sooner. The NFL will not release documents from its independent investigation into the Washington Football Team. It says the league is protecting the identities and testimony of the witnesses. Gruden's emails were sent to Bruce Allen, former president of Washington.
Davis wants the league to publish a written account of the investigation.
He said, "I would love to see some things that were charged."
Gruden also received a warm endorsement from him for Raiders general manger Mike Mayock.
The owner stated that Mike Mayock was the GM for the Raiders. "I won't speak for the future. Right now, he is the GM of Raiders."
Al Davis was a frequent opponent of the league and other teams in a range of issues. He even sued the NFL to get the franchise moved.
The owners' agenda was not up for vote -- this was the first meeting in person since December 2019. A modification to the Rooney Rule required interviews for minority candidates in order to coach and executive positions.
Interviews with minorities for general manager and head coach positions will be conducted at least once in person. Many interviews were conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The number of challenges faced by coaches has decreased significantly over seven weeks, from 62 in 2020 to 104 in the previous season to 46. Troy Vincent, chief of pro football operations for the NFL, believes that the decline is due to the help of the New York league office and replay officiating booth.
Vincent said that the increase in penalties overall is due to an increase in offensive holdings calls.
Vincent stated that there were at least five reviews that took longer than normal to review replays.
He said, "But there's an appreciation for getting it right." It is not about how fast it takes, but the goal is to do it right. While efficiency is our main goal, we also have the technology to do it correctly.