Report: NFL Owners to Vote On Resolution Rewarding Teams With Draft Incentives for Hiring Minorities

I saw this cross the timeline and thought it was fake, like a parody account or something like that.

But it’s not, it’s a real report from Jim Trotter at NFL.com, saying that owners are going to vote on a measure that would give teams a draft-related incentive to hire minorities:

From Trotter’s story:

The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the topic. The league declined to comment Friday on this specific agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. But if the resolutions were to be voted in under the League Policy on Equal Employment and Workplace Diversity, they would work as follows:

– If a team hires a minority head coach, that team, in the draft preceding the coach’s second season, would move up six spots from where it is slotted to pick in the third round. A team would jump 10 spots under the same scenario for hiring a person of color as its primary football executive, a position more commonly known as general manager.

– If a team were to fill both positions with diverse candidates in the same year, that club could jump 16 spots — six for the coach, 10 for the GM — and potentially move from the top of the third round to the middle of the second round. Another incentive: a team’s fourth-round pick would climb five spots in the draft preceding the coach’s or GM’s third year if he is still with the team. That is considered significant because Steve Wilks and Vance Joseph, two of the four African-American head coaches hired since 2017, were fired after one and two seasons, respectively.

There are some more notes in the article, but there’s no way this is gonna work. It’ll be an unmitigated disaster.

You want to be hired because you’re the best at the job and you’ve earned the respect, not because you come packaged with a draft upgrade. That’s not fair to minority candidates (like Duce Staley) who are really good at what they do and deserve a legitimate shot at a head coach or executive gig. This would only cheapen the process while being discriminatory to other people at the same time.

We need to rework the Rooney Rule to be more effective, but this proposal will go nowhere fast.

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31 Responses

  1. Jim Adair had a 1 hour interview with Commissioner Goodell about this topic this morning. A wide ranging, informative and probing discussion. Jim’s interviews are the apex of sports journalism.

  2. Will the NFL reward teams for more White Wide Receivers, Defensive Backs, Running Backs, Defensive Linemen, Linebackers?

  3. Looks like I’ll be drafting towards the end of the round, and not because we went deep into the playoffs. I’m very progressive with my words, but my actions tell a different story.

  4. Why should they be forced to hire people who are less intelligent, lazy and lack a positive work ethic?

    1. i wonder why crossing broad would be writing A-N-Y articles criticizing ANYONE’S hiring practices
      when all they hire is young white male wiggers?

      You see any people of color of women working there?

      NO YOU DO NOT!

      Makes you want to buy ad space for c y n c h tanks.
      doesn’t it?

      1. That big eared John Dos Passos kid. Looked like Cheetah with a fucking wig.

  5. Wow! This Biden campaign is so bad. He hides in his basement, does not say a word. Then he comes out and says not to vote for him. Wow.

    Trump 2020
    Trump 2024!

    1. Can’t blame the guy for being ornery, it is a side effect of dementia after all. Plus all the stuff is coming out about him and Obama spying on an incoming administration and conspiring to frame a decorated general all because he disagreed with BO on Iran. Chicago politics at it’s finest

  6. I wonder what dipshit white guilt liberal came up with this idea which is even more degrading than the rooney rule.

    1. The NFL is WOKE….. so just turn it off. Don’t give WOKE organizations any of your money.

  7. I always loved Mike Miss, but this extreme left stance really isn’t working for anybody. Trump is a lock for 2020.

  8. Dr. Rachel Levine pursued a ruinous policy of forcing PA nursing homes to reabsorb Covid-positive patients — and then quietly moved her 95 year-old mother from one such facility to a hotel.

    This Guy calls for that things resignation as PA Health Inspector

    1. you have a legit insane person giving out health advice for the state of PA. On top of that, we now find out it’s corrupt as well. Wolf and Cuomo sent the covid infected elderly back into the nursing homes along with body bags to infect everyone else and not a single mainstream media outlet is interested. Cuomo is also now calling this the “European virus”…just another point in time people can look back on when they’re trying to figure out how Trump is prez for another 4 years

      1. Yeah. I wonder why the media isn’t picking this true story up.
        And people wonder why an education is important.

  9. Here at Crossingbroad we don’t have an incentive to hire any blacks or mexicans or women.
    So we don’t hire those types.
    We only hire young white male wiggers for our staff.
    Make you wonder why i got f^i^r^e^d, from C.B.S for calling m e x i c a n s P.U.T.O.S
    usign teh company t w i t t e r.

    Then again, I am a fucking weasly little judgemental h y p o c r i t e so its understandable.

  10. The broke backhoe boy has some life.

    Raging, refreshing and repeating in his row for years now.

    Funny but sad. Somebody actually lives that life. So lonely and damaged.

  11. I saw a Matthew Brady photograph when I took the test. The horror the horror

  12. The left has never looked worse. Even in blue states. People are finally realizing how extremely incompetent the left has become. Trumps numbers have never been higher and they continue to grow. The best thing is the extreme right is falling too. This movement is being lead by moderates. This is a very good thing.

  13. Wakes up. Writes nonsense. Hits refresh. Writes nonsense. Starts argument with himself. Writes nonsense. Defends nonsense with new names. Gets embarrassed. Pretends to be someone else who has .38 Special coming to his birthday party. Regular day for Joe. Off he goes.

  14. Redskins receiver Cody Latimer arrested for assault, illegal discharge of a firearm. Another proud moment for the National Felon League.

  15. I seem to remember Dr Martin Luther the King saying something about judging someone on the contact of their character, not the color of their skin

  16. This is simply ridiculous. Deprive revenue to a team for not following hiring standards. No alteration of draft position or picks.

  17. Everyone knows those people don’t have the intelligence or work ethic to be even competent GM’s or head coaches

  18. Listen to me, I do not suffer from severe mental illness. Also l’d like to give a shout out to Big Mike O. Loved watching your member flop on the dance floor of the ellen show

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