Report: Raiders Confirm Rooney Rule Compliance
After a lengthy debate, the Oakland Raiders have confirmed their Rooney Rule compliance in hiring head coach Jon Gruden.
This news hit Twitter via Ian Rapoport, who confirmed the league met with Gruden, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, and owner Mark Davis.
Per @NFLprguy, the NFL confirms the #Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule during the hire of Jon Gruden. The league spoke with Gruden, GM Reggie McKenzie, and owner Mark Davis. The team interviewed TE coach Bobby Johnson & #USC OC Tee Martin for HC.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2018
After investigation, the Raiders confirm that they did interview TE coach Bobby Johnson and USC OC Tee Martin for the head coaching position.
Email from NFL spokesman on Raiders/Rooney Rule: "The NFL confirmed today that its review of the hiring of Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden complied with the Rooney Rule and that the club conducted bona fide interviews with minority candidates as part of its search process."
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 19, 2018