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Paul Tagliabue Dissatisfied With Results Of Rooney Rule To Date

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue  today expressed dissatisfaction with the results of the league’s “Rooney Rule,” which is designed to encourage more minority hires in the NFL, especially among head coaches. The league...

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