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CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL FOR REPLACEMENT OF ROONEY RULE

After former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores spoke out

 

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK -- Civil rights leaders who met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today called for the League to establish specific recruiting and hiring procedures for executive and coaching positions, with meaningful consequences for teams that do not abide by the rules.

The Rooney Rule, a policy established in 2003 that requires teams to interview candidates of color for head coaching and senior football operation positions, must be replaced, the leaders said.

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, National Action Network Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton, National C...



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