NFL Could Revise Proposal Rewarding Teams For Minority Hires
The NFL competition committee at its fall meeting in October "hopes to present" a revised proposal to "reward teams for identifying and developing coaches and executives of color," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The proposal is "still getting feedback from clubs/external experts, but it’s alive for the next hiring cycle." NFL Exec VP/Football Operations Troy Vincent said that the resolution "received multiple amendments before it was tabled in May -- including the controversial amendment to reward teams with draft picks for hiring minorities." The original objective of the club proposal was "rewarding teams for identifying and developing talent" (TWITTER.com, 6/26).
MORE DETAILS ON DRAFT COMPENSATION: NBCSPORTS.com's Charean Williams reported rather than "specific draft-pick enhancement for hiring a minority coach or General Manager, as originally proposed, any effort to make draft-pick currency available under the Rooney Rule is expected to reflect compensation for teams that develop minority coaches and lose them to other teams." The NFL already has "expanded the provisions of the Rooney Rule to require teams to interview at least two external minority candidates for head coaching jobs, at least one minority candidate for any of the three coordinator positions and at least one external minority candidate for the senior football operations or General Manager jobs" (NBCSPORTS.com, 6/26).