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Sporting News| Wed Jan 10 16:55:44 EST 2018
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in NFL coaching and executive positions, released a statement Wednesday asking the NFL to investigate the Raiders for a possible "Rooney Rule" violation.  The statement claims the Raiders agreed to terms with Jon Gruden before firing Jack Del Rio at the end of the season and thus didn't interview other candidates for the coaching vacancy. The "Rooney Rule," implemented in 2003, requires at least one minority candidate be interviewed during a search to hire a head coach, general manager on other top-end positions.  “As soon as we learned of the reports, we formally requested that the NFL thoroughly in..

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