Does the NFL Still Need the ‘Rooney Rule’?

Some think that the rule requiring NFL team owners to consider minority candidates for head coach and general manager jobs is no longer needed. The co-creator of the policy disagrees.

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“We’re fooling ourselves,” Mehri says, “if we think we can stop [the Rooney Rule] and the success will continue on its own.”

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