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…

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…