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NFL "Rooney Rule" Must interview and or hire minorites for coaching jobs!

 
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NFL "Rooney Rule" Must interview and or hire minorites for coaching jobs!
I know this rule has been around for a while, but it still pisses me off. This happens in every job whether it be pro sports or a regular joe job.

"Rooney Rule," which mandates that teams must interview at least one minority candidate for front-office and head coaching jobs.

Jim Caldwell nearly went undefeated as a rookie coach in Indianapolis three years ago and he's one win away from returning to the Super Bowl as an assistant with Baltimore.

Yet Caldwell didn't get one interview for any of the eight coaching vacancies in the NFL this year.


Progress for minority NFL coaches has stalled. Does the league need a push? Jeffri Chadiha takes a closer look at the situation. Story


"That's almost impossible for me to comprehend," John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation, told The Associated Press on Friday.

Eight teams hired new coaches and seven more filled general manager positions with the New York Jets completing their search by hiring John Idzik. None of those jobs went to a minority.

Now the league is considering revisions to the "Rooney Rule," which mandates that teams must interview at least one minority candidate for front-office and head coaching jobs.

"While there has been full compliance with the interview requirements of the Rooney Rule and we wish the new head coaches and general managers much success, the hiring results this year have been unexpected and reflect a disappointing lack of diversity," Robert Gulliver, the NFL's executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement.


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Re: NFL "Rooney Rule" Must interview and or hire minorites for coaching jobs!
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01/20/2013 11:07 PM
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money is on the line, you choose who gives you the best option. money doesnt care if you are white or black. they are picking who they feel can make the money...period.
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I agree completely, OP. Steven A. Smith was ranting on ESPN about this the other day and I wanted to smack him. Who gives a fuck what color someone's skin is? The best person for the job will get hired, you can bet on that. Guys who own sports teams nowadays are generally billionaires, and billionaires didn't get to be billionaires by making stupid hiring decisions.

Fuck the "Rooney Rule".

What's next? Should we have the 'Welker' rule, where every team has to have a white wide receiver? Gimme a fucking break with this shit.
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Yep I think that Smith guy is a dbag.. So even though the black coach has a shitty record in the NFL he will get preferential treament and pushed to the front of the hiring line based on his color!! So much for equal rights!

Nascar has a diversity program as well. Not sure about any other sport. I have heard about Police and fire depts giving minorities a slight edge over their white counterparts.

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