N.F.L. Owners Will Review Incentives to Boost Racial Diversity

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press When the N.F.L. owners meet via video conference on Tuesday, they will consider proposals that would give competitive advantages to teams that hire nonwhite candidates for their general manager and top coaching positions, according to several people familiar with the measures who were not authorized to speak publicly about them. The measures are a stark departure from the N.F.L.’s approach during the past decade and a half, when teams were pushed to interview minority candidates, under the Rooney Rule, but little more. Teams that exploited loopholes in the recruiting process were rarely penalized. Now, the N.F.L. wants to take a more aggressive approach to reshaping its highest ranks by using tangible incentives, not penalties, to get teams to hire more nonwhite coaches and general managers in a league in which about 70 percent of the players are African-American. In one proposal, a team that hires a […]

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