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Jon Gruden for HBO: ‘The truth will come out’

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We haven’t heard much from Jon Gruden since he abruptly resigned as Raiders coach 10 days ago. HBO’s Real sport with Bryant Gumble Heard a little more.

Andrea Kramer, who recently described Raiders owner Mark Davis for the show, explains on the last episode of Real Sports Podcast that a product called Gruden recently.

“Maggie Burbank, who produced the story we just did on Mark Davis, actually called Gruden and picked up the phone, which I think came as a surprise to her,” Kramer said. “And he’s still in Las Vegas. . . . he says he let the dust settle. He said, ‘People who know me have known what I’ve been doing for 58 years. I have a 58-year resume.’ He said, ‘The truth comes out. It’s definitely mysterious.'”

It remains to be seen where and how the truth will emerge. As Miles Simmons and I discussed in #PFTPM on Wednesday, litigation would be one means of uncovering the truth. And not the litigation between Gruden and the Raiders, but the litigation between Gruden and the NFL, for legal theory such as malicious interference in business relations.

In theory, raiders could join Gruden in that battle.

“Mark Davis was deeply affected,” Kramer said. “And I’m not defending Mark Davis. I’m just pointing out the fact here. Dan Snyder continues. The Washington FC continues.”

Someone decided to pull the pin on Gruden’s bombshell during football season, leak documents and force her to take action in early October. It could have happened before the season. It could have happened after the season. In either case, the invaders were in a much better position.

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