Former Super Bowl Champ Keyshawn Johnson Eviscerated Jon Gruden And NFL Fans Have His Back

Jon Gruden Resign Racist Homophobic Misogynistic Keshawn Johnson

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  • Jon Gruden and Keyshawn Johnson spent two years together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Johnson, however, has always been vocal about his thoughts on Gruden and went in on his former head coach after his resignation on Monday.
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Keyshawn Johnson was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2000 to 2003 and played his last two seasons under head coach Jon Gruden. The two even won Super Bowl XXXVII together.

And yet, Johnson apparently never bought into what Gruden was selling. On Tuesday, in the wake of Gruden’s resignation over a New York Times report that revealed a long list of racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks, Johnson teed off.

Even before the second report dropped on Monday night, Johnson called Gruden a “bad person” on his ESPN Radio show after a Friday report divulged a comment that Gruden made about NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. Johnson doubled down on Tuesday.

“He’s just always been a fraud to me,” Johnson said. “From day one he’s been a used car salesman and people bought it.”

“I also saw through who he was through the journey of getting a championship,” he added.

Here are his full comments from Tuesday:

Johnson’s comments were met with quite a few reactions and the overwhelming majority spoke to the fact that Johnson has been trying to say his piece about Gruden for years.

 

Throughout the years, Johnson has been very vocal about his thoughts surrounding Gruden. Many people discredited Johnson because he and Gruden won a Super Bowl together.

However, as we know now, Johnson has been right about his former head coach all along. And he’s taking full advantage of the opportunity to let everybody know that his thoughts were valid.