Former NFL players encouraged to pursue a career in professional scouting

A new program designed to encourage former NFL players to pursue a career in professional scouting will launch this year, the NFL announced today. The NUNN-WOOTEN SCOUTING FELLOWSHIP, named in honor of longtime Steelers personnel director BILL NUNN and former NFL player and front office executive JOHN WOOTEN, will be administered by the NFL’s Football…

FPA urges Washington Football Club to change team’s name

Excerpt from article in The Washington Post. Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the team’s name, a prominent civil rights organization that works closely with the National Football League…

10th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards Honorees

On January 29, 2015, the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation will hold its 10thAnnual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards Reception, at which we will honor high school students, NCAA coaches, NFL coaches and front office executives, and a ground-breaking MLB executive. The list of honorees follows: Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Honorees – NFL Katie…

FPA Commends NFL on Commitment to Rid the League of Offensive Language

FPA: “Eliminate racial slurs and other offensive, threatening, and abusive language from the game we love” Washington, DC—The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the coaching, front office and scouting staffs of National Football League (“NFL”) teams, applauded the NFL for its commitment to increasing sportsmanship…

John Wooten comments on CeLillianne Green’s book “That Word”

“CeLillianne Green’s That Word is an informative and inspirational masterpiece and a must read for anybody grappling with the true nature and ugliness of the N-word. This outstanding book has inspired the FPA to stand strong as to why That Word should be eliminated from the NFL playing fields.” – John Wooten, Chairman Click here to learn more…

Links to Recent Media Surrounding Banning the N-word in the NFL

Click on the headlines below for more media concerning the N-word: • Tierney Sneed, NFL May Ban Use of the N-Word, US News & World Report • Jason Reid, Washington Post: NFL is right to ban N-word, other slurs, from the playing field • New York Times editorial: The NFL Begins to Wake Up • Jason Whitlock, ESPN: Throw…