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Tony Dungy clarifies stance on Jon Gruden, emails after Raiders coach resigns

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Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy is clarifying the comments he made about Jon Gruden on "Sunday Night Football." Gruden, who resigned as Las Vegas Raiders coach on Monday, used racist, homophobic and misogynistic language in a series of emails over a seven-year period.

On the "Sunday Night Football" telecast, Dungy said he thought it was time to accept Gruden's apology and "move on."

"What Jon Gruden did in that (racist) email — definitely insensitive, definitely inappropriate, definitely immature — I thought he attacked the character of a man," Dungy said Sunday. But he apologized for it. He said it wasn’t racially motivated. I have to believe him. I think this was an incident that was 10 years ago. He apologized. I think we need to accept that apology and move on."

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy takes the stage to speak about Catchings, during the Tamika Catchings Legacy Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy takes the stage to speak about Catchings, during the Tamika Catchings Legacy Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.

Dungy tweeted on Tuesday morning, saying that his comments Sunday night were based on the assumption that Gruden's comments were an isolated incident.

He said that in light of the additional racially insensitive emails from Gruden that have surfaced, the Raiders did the right thing in parting ways with the coach.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Tony Dungy clarifies stance on Jon Gruden, emails after coach resigns