In 2003, the NFL implemented what’s been dubbed “The Rooney Rule,” a rule that mandated all 32 franchises interview minority candidates for head coach and general manager and other senior level operation/front office positions. The rule, named after former chairman of the league’s diversity committee and former owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Rooney, was to incentive minority hires in the league, something that has always been lacking.
The NFL finds itself with the lowest level of black, asian or hispanic coaches and GMs in 17 years.
The NFL is reportedly considering improving a team’s draft position in return for hiring minority candidates.
Surely they can have a better way of doing this....why should you be rewarded for doing the right thing?