The NFL is assessing claims made by a previous player and mentor in the group, who said he was told he was “not the correct minority” while meeting for a task this offseason, as indicated by the Boston Globe.
Eugene Chung, who filled in as an associate mentor for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, told the Boston Globe a week ago that a questioner for a NFL work revealed to him that he was “truly not a minority,” prior to saying he wasn’t “the correct minority we’re searching for.”
“It was totally awesome to me that in 2021, something to that effect is really an account,” Chung, who is Korean, told the paper.
Chung, who additionally played in the NFL from 1992 to 1997, didn’t name which group he was meeting for at that point.
Presently, the NFL has said it is auditing the matter.
“That remark is totally improper and as opposed to group esteems and working environment arrangements. The NFL and its clubs are focused on giving equivalent work freedoms to all staff in a way that is predictable with our obligation to variety, value and consideration,” the group said in a proclamation.
CNN contacted Chung for input, yet didn’t get a reaction.
The move by the class comes after the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a gathering committed to assisting variety in the NFL, approached the group to research.
“On the off chance that the remarks seeing his status as a Korean American are valid, it is additional proof that in spite of sincere trust changes to variety related strategies, the NFL’s genuine employing rehearses are as yet filled with separation,” the gathering said in an explanation.
The news comes as the NFL has endeavored to expand variety in its instructing positions, following quite a while of analysis.
In 2003, the class embraced the Rooney Rule, expecting groups to meet in any event one “assorted” contender for head instructing opportunities.
In 2009, the Rooney Rule was extended to incorporate senior supervisor occupations and comparable front office positions. A year ago, the alliance extended the standard to require extra meetings.
What’s more, before the end of last year, the NFL passed a goal that would compensate groups with extra draft picks for creating minority mentors.
All things considered, the most recent recruiting cycle saw just two minorities get employed to head instructing positions across the class.