Rooney Rule Headlines

  • NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Gruden

    The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted … Click to Continue

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  • How Cyrille Regis, The Three Degrees and The Specials fought racism in English football

    The death of former England striker Cyrille Regis has highlighted the work The FA still have to do to tackle racism in football.

    International Business Times UK
  • NFL investigating Raiders over Rooney Rule

    The NFL is investigating whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule in the process that led to the hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. Gruden, who previously coached the Raiders in 1998-2001, was identified almost immediately as the favorite for the job after the Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after a disappointing 6-10 season. Reports of Gruden...

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  • NFL to review whether Raiders complied with Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for an investigation Wednesday.

    Washington Post
  • League to 'look into' whether Raiders followed Rooney Rule in Jon Gruden hire

    An NFL spokesman said in an email that the league will "look into" whether the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule while hiring head coach Jon Gruden. The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in NFL head-coaching and front-office jobs, asked the league Wednesday to investigate whether the Raiders complied with the rule, which requires any team with a head-coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. At a news conference to introduce...

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  • Group calls on NFL to see if Raiders violated 'Rooney Rule' with Jon Gruden hire

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance is calling on the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. Fritz Pollard Alliance counsel Cyrus Mehri and N. Jeremi Duru issued a statement Wednesday expressing concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden before the team interviewed any minority candidates. Davis said Tuesday after introducing Gruden as the team's new coach that he...

    ABC News
  • NFL probing if Raiders violated Rooney Rule

    The NFL is officially looking into the Oakland Raiders' head coach hiring process and whether they violated the Rooney Rule, a league official told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    ESPN.com
  • Diversity group calls for NFL to investigate Raiders for possible Rooney Rule violation

    Fritz Pollard Alliance changes course after previously saying it believed the Raiders had complied.

    Washington Post
  • Fritz Pollard Alliance questions whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group that promotes diversity in NFL coaching and front office jobs, has asked the league to look at whether the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule amid the hiring of new head coach Jon Gruden. The group issued a statement Wednesday questioning the Raiders' compliance with the Rule, which requires any team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. "We are deeply concerned by reports that the Oakland...

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  • Advocacy group asks whether Raiders followed Rooney Rule

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance called Wednesday for the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. Fritz Pollard Alliance counsel … Click to Continue

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  • Advocacy group calls for Gruden hiring probe

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance is calling on the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach.

    ESPN.com
  • Advocacy group asks whether Raiders followed Rooney Rule

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance called Wednesday for the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. Fritz Pollard Alliance counsel … Click to Continue

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  • The case for--and a lot against--Tom Cable being last Seahawks’ top assistant left standing

    Could vilified Tom Cable end up being the only top Seahawks’ assistant still around in 2018? I was hearing from multiple sources Wednesday morning that Kris Richard, Seattle’s 38-year-old defensive … Click to Continue

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  • New Raiders coach Jon Gruden ‘anxious’ to meet with Marshawn Lynch

    Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is notoriously adverse to speaking with members of the media. Jon Gruden no longer has that barrier between them. Gruden spent the last nine years as a TV analyst for "Monday Night Football," during which he said he tried to set up conversations with Lynch but was rebuffed. Introduced Tuesday as the Raiders' new head coach, Gruden said he looks forward to finally speaking with Lynch - potentially to gauge whether Lynch will be...

    SFGate
  • English soccer group adopts NFL’s Rooney Rule for minority interviews

    Since the job was created 72 years ago, every manager of the England men's football team has been white. When a successor to Gareth Southgate is eventually required, at least one black or ethnic minority candidate is set to be interviewed. Drawing inspiration from the NFL, the English Football Association announced Tuesday it had adopted its version of the "Rooney Rule," which requires teams to interview a diverse pool of candidates for coaching and management positions. ...

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  • Diversity group head believes Raiders could have already complied with Rooney Rule in Gruden pursuit

    “I know Reggie [McKenzie] and I know Mark Davis well enough to know that they know the process," John Wooten says of the Raiders' GM and owner.

    Washington Post