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LA Times Today: NFL’s Rooney Rule
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LA Times Today: NFL’s Rooney Rule

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

In 2003 the NFL implemented the “Rooney Rule” policy. It required every team with a head coaching vacancy to interview one or more diverse candidates. Last year, it was expanded to include executive positions.

L.A. Times sports columnist LZ Granderson writes that after nearly two decades, the rule still isn’t working because owners are ignoring the spirit of it.