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FPA Statement Supporting Jerome Boger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fritz Pollard Alliance Applauds NFL for Historic Super Bowl Referee Pick Jerome Boger WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2013) – Just days after the Fritz Pollard Alliance (FPA) delivered a letter to senior officials at the National Football League (NFL) calling for the expansion of the Rooney Rule, vicious rumors have surfaced attacking…

Letter to NFL re Rooney Rule Expansion

 January 19, 2013 Robert Gulliver Executive Vice-President of Human Resources National Football League 345 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 Jeff Pash Executive Vice-President and General Counsel National Football League 345 Park Avenue New York, NY  10017 Dear Robert and Jeff, As the Fritz Pollard Alliance enters its tenth year, we have been reflecting on…

Rooney Rule Fact Sheet

Rooney Rule Fact Sheet January 22, 2013 In January of 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Tony Dungy – their all-time most successful coach – on the heels of the franchise’s best ever string of seasons, leaving the 32-team National Football League with one minority head coach.  The firing was emblematic of what minority coaches…

Rooney Rule Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jordana Merran, (301) 873-4484, jordana@newheightscommunications.com Christy Setzer, (617) 512-7572, christy@newheightscommunications.com Fritz Pollard Alliance Challenges NFL to Expand Rooney Rule After Dismal Hiring Season Groundbreaking Policy Recommended for Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, and President Positions WASHINGTON, DC (January 22, 2013)—In a letter to National Football League (NFL) executives sent Tuesday, the Fritz Pollard Alliance…

Mississippi Honors Leslie Frazier

The Fritz Pollard Alliance is proud to announce that Leslie Frazier was, on March 16, 2010, honored by the Mississippi House of Representatives with a resolution detailing his successful career and tremendous work with the Minnesota Vikings defense this past season. Additionally, the House asked Leslie to address its members. Hailing from Columbus, Mississippi, Leslie…

John Wooten: The NFL’s Godfather

His career has spanned over 50 years as a player and front office executive. He has won NFL and Super Bowl titles. He has been coached by, played with and worked beside titans of the NFL game. He has been a major instrument in the successful movement for diversity in the NFL. Commissioners, general managers…