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 […]

Minnesota Vikings’ Kevin Warren Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

The Minnesota Vikings have promoted Executive Vice President Kevin Warren 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 […]

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

These coaches were among many who were selected as Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]