NFL: Black ex-coaches say Rooney Rule is broken
NEW ORLEANS – Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hires.
Fifteen top vacancies – eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions – were all filled by white candidates since the regular season ended a month ago.
“I know the concept is good and something we need to do,” said Tony Dungy, who became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts. “Obviously, it’s not working the way it should.”
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