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British Soccer Officials Intrigued by N.F.L.’s Rooney Rule

Hearing the words Rooney Rule and English soccer in the same breath may lead to this question: What has the Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney been up to now? Wrong question and wrong Rooney. As hard as it is to believe, English soccer is hoping to mimic American football, especially the N.F.L.’s so-called Rooney Rule.…

Mehri Advances Rooney Rule with English Soccer Leagues

Mehri & Skalet is making a splash across the pond this week, where Cyrus Mehri had what the Daily Telegraph called a “historic meeting” on the fate of minority coaches in English soccer. Mehri met Tuesday with senior executives from the Football Association, English Premier League, Football League and League Managers’ Association, as well as…

Fritz Pollard Alliance Awards Ceremony

Super Bowl XLV had many events, but one in particular brought everyone together to celebrate diversity in NFL leadership and honor those who work diligently to make it a reality – The Fritz Pollard Alliance Awards Ceremony. Click here to see photos of the event

Leslie Frazier: NFL coach continues SWAC tradition

By MAX EDISON Defender The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has long been known as the small college conference that produces titans in the NFL. Throughout the 90-year history of the conference, the names, just in recent history, roll off like a who’s who of NFL stars. They include Michael Strahan, Jerry Rice, Doug Williams, Walter…

4th & 1 Football Camp Banquet and Awards Program

On Friday, July 15th, the 4th & 1 Football Camp presented The Chris Campbell Banquet and Awards Program. Fritz Pollard Alliance Chairman John Wooten spoke at the event along with others. 4th and 1 is a free football camp for high school students from underrepresented groups in Texas and Michigan. It is the only football camp…

Wooten visits law office of Johnnie Cochran

John Wooten visits the law offices of the late Johnnie Cochran. Mr. Cochran was one of the founding members of the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Click here to see photos