SJ - December 2, 2021
Brent Musburger doesn't think the outing of Jon Gruden's emails was an accident. The Raiders radio play-by-play announcer weighed in on the leaked emails that led to Gruden's firing.
The 82-year-old thinks it was a "professional hit job." He took it a step further by saying it's "one of the best hit jobs" he's ever been around. It's an opinion he's shared with Gruden.
Musburger pointed to how the leaks were pulled off as evidence that supports his claims. The emails weren't sent to an NFL insider like Adam Schefter. They were instead leaked straight to major publications.
"As I told Coach, whoever took you out, Jon, that was a paid assassin. That was one of the best hit jobs that I've ever been around. They didn't go to their media goombahs. They didn't leak this to Adam Schefter or one of those guys that breaks stories. They first went to The Wall Street Journal. And when Gruden was still coaching after that, then they dumped the rest of it on The New York Times. That was a professional hit job."
.@brentmusburger: “Jon Gruden’s career was ended by a paid assassin”🚨
— Bleav Podcast Network (@BleavPodcasts) December 2, 2021
It's certainly an interesting take and given the fact that nobody else's emails were leaked as of yet it's definitely believable. Who would want Gruden gone? I've personally heard Roger Goodell's name mentioned, he apparently isn't a big fan of the former Raiders head coach.
We may never know for sure who was behind the leaks, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it when all the way to the top of either the NFL or the Washington Football Team.