Keyshawn Johnson calls former coach Jon Gruden a ‘fraud’

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jon Gruden’s career in the NFL may be over after leaked emails came out recently. He was forced to resign as the Las Vegas Raiders head coach on Monday night.

One of his former players is not a fan of the coach. Former star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson did not mix words with how he feels about Gruden during his radio show, “Keyshawn, JWill & Max,” on ESPN Radio.

“I didn’t know that Jon would say things like that and put them in an email,” said Johnson. “He’s just always been a fraud to me. … From day one, he’s been a used car salesman. And people bought it because he inherited a championship team built by Tony Dungy and Rich McKay, and he came in there with a little bit of different energy than we had with Tony, and it kind of kicked us over the top to get our world championship — which I am grateful for. But at the same time I also saw through who he was through that journey of getting a championship.”

Johnson played two seasons under Gruden in 2002 and 2003 with the Buccaneers. In 26 games under Gruden, he had 121 receptions for 1,688 yards and eight touchdowns. 

As more information becomes available from these leaked emails that date back to when Gruden was with Monday Night Football, Johnson may have more things to say.

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