Known NFL personality Jon Gruden has stepped down after getting embroiled in a lot of things. Such was revealed after a check on his emails showed he had thrown homophobic slurs, racist remarks and also a shot at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Gruden, who coached for more than a decade with stints as head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, resigned on Monday night (Oct. 11) following reports of using homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails over seven years, USA Today reported.

"I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction," he said in a statement. "Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."

The discovery was made in an unrelated investigation. The actual probe was on the Washington Football Team under owner Daniel Snyder. This cost the Washington team owner a hefty $10 million fine although details have yet to come out.

Emails were part of the investigation and somehow Gruden popped up. It turns out that the 58-year-old had sent emails from his account to Bruce Allen's team account.

In one of the messages between the two men, Gruden refers to Goodell as a "clueless anti football p--sy," according to The New York Times.

Aside from that, also found were photos of topless women. Two of the photos were Washington cheerleaders.

Aside from those, Gruden also hurled homophobic slurs at Michael Sam, an openly gay defensive end. Ironically, one of the ex-Raiders coach’s players, Carl Nassib, also came out as gay earlier this year.

It was an unfortunate ending for Gruden who was only in the fourth year of his 10-year $100 million contract with the Raiders. Rich Bisaccia will take over and serve on an interim basis for Las Vegas.

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Raiders coaching legend, Jon Gruden will be the first call owner Mark Davis makes to find his next head coach. REUTERS/Susan Ragan

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