Found December 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Jon Gruden
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders on Wednesday strongly denied a report that club was negotiating to bring former coach Jon Gruden back to the club. The report, broke by Pro Football Weekly editor Hub Arkush on Tuesday, said that Gruden was discussing on the same day that current coach Dennis Allen was attending the funeral of this father. "... There are two people on this planet that have the ability to make talks happen between Jon Gruden and the Raiders, with regard to him allegedly taking over the football operations, and/or the position of head coach," Raiders director of media relations Zak Gilbert said. "Each of those individuals, owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie, wanted me to communicate that this rumor has no validity whatsoever. "And for the record, I'm personally disgusted that Hub Arkush would spread such an untruth on the day our head coach, Dennis Allen, had to determine with his mom, his brother and sister, whether to take his dad o...
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