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NFL Evaluates Rooney Rule With Teams Criticized on Diversity

  • Commissioner says ‘everything’s on the table’ to fix policies
  • Goodell has spoken to Allen, other prospective Black owners
Brian Flores and Roger Goodell 

Brian Flores and Roger Goodell 

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The National Football League is evaluating a policy that requires teams to interview minorities for top jobs and wants to make it easier for Black people to become owners after criticism that the organization doesn’t do enough for people of color.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league must listen to and learn from Brian Flores, the former Miami Dolphins head coach who has accused the NFL of pervasive racial bias and failing to live up to its so-called Rooney Rule. The league wants to see more Black coaches and must do more to diversify the entire organization, Goodell said in a press conference.