Jon Gruden's Dishonesty Is Irrelevant a Decade Later

Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2011

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Coach Jon Gruden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs play against the Oakland Raiders at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Shaun King is beating a dead horse.

Nobody cares what Jon Gruden or his players discussed a decade ago. Gruden is enjoying his time on ESPN with the Monday Night Football crew.

According to Pro Football Talk, King now runs a radio show in Tampa on WQYK-AM. It's probably a riveting radio show. Then again, who really cares what a washed up QB, who was never really that good has to say?

Wait, scratch that, people still listen to Trent Dilfer, so that argument is null and void.

During the radio show, King opted to take a couple jabs at Gruden. Maybe he just wanted to stir the pot and get his name out there. He called Gruden "inherently dishonest," and claimed that he didn't know how to have a relationship with his players.

Maybe that's true, maybe it's not. Does it really matter?

This all happened back when King was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1999 and 2000. That was 11 years ago! Get over it, Shaun.

Gruden won a Super Bowl with the Bucs. We all know that he won the Super Bowl with Tony Dungy's team, but a Super Bowl is a Super Bowl.

In the end, that's all that Gruden will be remembered for as a head coach. He will be praised for winning Tampa's first and only Super Bowl. At this point, there is no reason to talk about what happened a decade ago.

King can enjoy his radio show all he wants, but in the end, he will never be a starting QB, and he will likely never be relevant to anyone outside the city of Tampa.