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Paul Tagliabue and John Wooten talk with Lenny Moon about the NFL “Rooney Rule”

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Fritz Pollard Alliance Chairman John Wooten talks with veteran sports broadcaster Lenny Moon about the founding of the NFL’s Rooney Rule. This agreement that mandates African Americans and other minorities  be part of the interviewing process when head coaching vacancies become available in the NFL. Tagliabue was the commissioner of the league when this legislation was consummated (2003), while Wooten’s FPA (including attorneys Johnny Cochran and Cyrus Mehri) worked along with Tagliabue, Art Rooney and others to facilitate this landmark agreement.



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