It’s well known through out the league that Dan Rooney, who happens to lead the workplace diversity committee for the NFL, Â pushed for teams to interview at least one minority when hiring for the head coach position. Â At the owners meetings in Fort Lauderdale, they are now considering that rule to be expanded to cover General Manager positions as well.
Let’s be real, this is a no brainer – in ANY front office role the NFL should be interviewing capable and talented people, of course that includes minorities. Â I’m still a little amazed that we need a RULE to make that happen, this is not 1809, it’s 2009. Come on NFL, let’s get it together and interview the right people for the right jobs regardless of race, religion etc. Â You know the drill.
However, since it seems like the Rule is necessary, I am glad that Dan Rooney has pushed to make the League front office more diverse. Â It says a lot, once again, to the Steelers ownership.
Come on NFL, catch up to the 21st Century please.