NFL Instituting Changes to ‘Rooney Rule,’ Requires Additional Interviews of Minority Candidates

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(NFL.com) – In advance of Tuesday’s virtual owners’ meetings, the NFL will expand the Rooney Rule, which will now require additional interviews of minority candidates.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the league will require clubs to interview at least two external minority candidates for head coaching openings and at least one minority candidate for any coordinator job, per sources informed of the decision.

In addition, teams must interview one external minority candidate for senior football operations and general manager jobs.

Teams and the NFL league office must also include minorities and/or female applicants for senior-level positions, including club president jobs.

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