“That comment is completely inappropriate and contrary to league values and workplace policies. The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” the league said in a statement.
CNN reached out to Chung for comment, 그러나 응답을받지 못했습니다.
The move by the league comes after the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group dedicated to furthering diversity in the NFL, called on the league to investigate.
“If the comments regarding his status as a Korean American are true, it is further evidence that despite good faith changes to diversity-related policies, the NFL’s actual hiring practices are still riddled with discrimination,” the group said in a statement.
The news comes as the NFL has attempted to increase diversity in its coaching ranks, after years of criticism.
에 2003, the league adopted the Rooney Rule, requiring teams to interview at least one “다양한” candidate for head coaching vacancies.
에 2009, the Rooney Rule was expanded to include general manager jobs and equivalent front office positions. 작년, the league expanded the rule to require additional interviews.
And late last year
, NFL passed a resolution that would reward teams with additional draft picks for developing minority coaches
아직도, the latest hiring cycle saw only two people of color get hired to head coaching positions across the league