National Football League looking into Raiders-Gruden hiring

Mark Davis Was Ready to Violate Rooney Rule the Moment He Took Over for Al

The Fritz Pollard Alliance is concerned about the process of Gruden's hiring after owner Mark Davis intimated that a deal with Gruden had all been agreed upon during a meeting on Christmas Eve, when Jack Del Rio was still the coach of the team.

With the Raiders descending so fast on a white candidate, the team is in hot water over whether it violated the "Rooney Rule".

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that the Oakland Raiders will hire Alabama DB coach Derrick Ansley to work with the secondary in some capacity. "But if there is a closed process and those minority candidates were going through the motions and had no idea there was already an agreement, that is not fair to them and it is not fair to the next guy coming up through the ranks".

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The NFL's announcement comes after the Fitz Pollard Alliance, a campaign group that promotes diversity in American football, asked the league to look into Gruden's appointment after expressing concern that an agreement was reached before they interviewed any minority candidates.

Gannon could not fully commit to Gruden, but the Raiders did immediately.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was relentless in his pursuit of Jon Gruden - perhaps too relentless. He posted a 38-26 regular-season record (40-28 overall) from 1998-2001 and guided the team to a pair of playoff berths, including appearances in the AFC Championship Game in his last two seasons. What was intriguing about this is that Woodson played under Gruden during his first four years in the league.

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Oakland is coming off a disappointing 6-10 season.

Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl, while the Raiders also hired Hue Jackson as coach in 2011 and now employs McKenzie. After the controversial Tuck Rule game, the coach was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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