NFL Says Raiders Complied With Rooney Rule in Hiring of Jon Gruden

The NFL said Friday that the Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach, the Associated Press reports.

The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for the fired Jack Del Rio. The “Rooney Rule” requires NFL teams to consider at least one minority candidate before making an offer to a head coaching candidate. The team officially hired Gruden on Jan. 6.


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