How ESPN recruited Jon Gruden to be the voice of Monday night

first_imgRothman had already watched Gruden’s work at … Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.OAKLAND — The caller identified himself as Pete Townsend “from some paper in Wichita.”Jay Rothman, an ESPN executive, now admits it was him on the other end of the line.Jon Gruden was on a national conference call for the NFL Network to break down the draft, his new gig after being fired as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2008 season.last_img