Statement of Rod Graves

Executive Director Fritz Pollard Alliance October 12, 2021 Jon Gruden’s exit reminds us why leadership positions in the National Football League (NFL) should be more thoughtfully and deliberately filled with men and women who can provide the proper representation. The NFL and Las Vegas Raiders ownership responded appropriately by accepting the resignation of Gruden for […]

Statement on Behalf of the Fritz Pollard Alliance

The following statement by Rod Graves is in response to the alleged comments made by Jon Gruden regarding DeMaurice Smith: The insensitive remarks made by Jon Gruden about DeMaurice Smith are indicative of the racism that exist on many levels of professional sports. Furthermore, it reveals that the journey for African Americans and other minorities […]