NFL looking to expand ‘Rooney Rule’
AP Sports Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ” NFL teams looking to hire general managers may soon be required to interview at least one minority candidate.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league’s owners discussed expanding the Rooney Rule ” which already applies to coaching openings ” during the final session of their two-day meetings in South Florida.
No vote was taken, though Goodell indicated the change could be made soon.
The Rooney Rule is named for Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who was not at the meeting and will meet later with Goodell on the proposed change.
The Steelers owner is at “ambassador school,” Goodell said. Rooney, a lifelong Republican, was picked by President Barack Obama earlier this year to be U.S. ambassador to Ireland.