NFL owners will vote on a rule next week that will incentivize them if teams hire a person of color as head coach or general manger. The rule would improve teams' draft position if they were to make the hire. The Rooney Rule requires that every team must interview at least one minority candidate for every open general manager or head coaching position. There are only two black GMs and four coaches of color in the league currently.
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Madelyn Burke: NFL owners will vote next week on a proposed resolution that would improve a team's draft position if the team hires a person of color as a head coach or general manager. During his State of the League address at the Super Bowl, Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged a need to increase opportunities for minorities to become head coaches and general managers known the league's current push for diversity. Teams are required to interview at least one minority candidate for each open head coach or GM role. A rule called the Rooney Rule. Currently, there are only two black gems and four head coaches of color in the NFL matching a 17 year low.
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