Fritz Pollard Alliance calls for NFL to investigate Raiders for possible Rooney Rule violation

Fritz Pollard Alliance calls for NFL to investigate Raiders for possible Rooney Rule violation

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works with the NFL toward ensuring diversity in hiring practices, has asked the league to look into whether the Oakland Raiders truly complied with the Rooney Rule in its hiring of head coach Jon Gruden. In a statement sent to media organizations, attorneys for the Alliance wrote, “We are deeply concerned by reports that the Oakland Raiders’ owner, Mark Davis, came to an agreement with Jon Gruden about him becoming the Raiders’ next head coach before interviewing any candidates of color.

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