Fritz Pollard Alliance Expresses Support for Social Activism Among Professional Athletes

Contact: Christy Setzer 202-506-6421 christy@newheightscommunications.com Fritz Pollard Alliance Expresses Support for Social Activism Among Professional Athletes FPA’s Wooten, Carson: “If we were still playing today, we would be joining them.” Washington, DC—The Fritz Pollard Alliance today released the statement of its Chairman John Wooten and Executive Director Harry Carson in support of the efforts of…

Mourning the Loss of Dennis Green

“We’ve lost a great leader.” The Fritz Pollard Alliance is deeply saddened by the loss of Dennis Green, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Dennis was one the NFL’s great coaching minds and one of its best people. In addition, Dennis was a trailblazer for equal opportunity in the League, becoming…

Minnesota Vikings’ Kevin Warren Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

From vikings .com Warren is entering his 11th season with the Vikings and his 17th in the NFL. Previously serving as the Vikings Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer, he will now oversee all aspects of the Vikings business operations and create strategic efforts for all departments. He will continue reporting…

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…

Statement of Fritz Pollard Alliance Executive Director Harry Carson and Chairman John Wooten

Over the last two years, we have studied the question of the Washington Football Club’s use of the name “Redskins.” Over the last year, we have had multiple conversations with leaders of the Washington Football Club, including owner Dan Snyder and Club President Bruce Allen, as well as leaders in the Native American community. Based…

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…