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EA announced that they will be removing the former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden from Madden NFL 22. This is being done following Gruden's resignation after it was recently revealed by the New York Times that he made several racist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks across multiple emails over the past 12 years.

News about Gruden's removal from Madden was made through the game's official Twitter account yesterday. Their statement reads as follows:

EA Sports is committed to taking action in maintaining a culture of inclusion and equity. Due to the circumstances of Jon Gruden's resignation, we are taking steps to remove him from Madden NFL 22. We will replace him with a generic likeness via a title update in the coming weeks.
Gruden reportedly "denounced the emergence of women as referees, the drafting of a gay player, and the tolerance of players protesting during the playing of the national anthem." These revelations came just a week after previous allegations against Gruden came to light. In 2011, Gruden had used racist stereotypes in reference to the NFL Players Union Chief DeMaurice Smith.

According to IGN's report, this isn't the first time that EA Sports had to remove a player or athlete from one of their games. Just about a month ago, the studio had to remove soccer player Benjamin Mendy from FIFA 22 as the player awaits trial "amid allegations of rape and sexual assault."