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Posted on: Sunday, January 10, 2010

NFL Rooney Rule: Are teams complying?


BARRY WILNER
AP Football Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Recent minority interviews for NFL coaching jobs in Washington and Seattle under the Rooney Rule have raised questions whether the spirit of the rule has been violated.

Former Colts coach Tony Dungy wonders about the process used by the Redskins, who interviewed assistant coach Jerry Gray for the head coaching position last month even though Jim Zorn still held the job. Dungy says, "That is not what the Rooney Rule is supposed to be."

The Seahawks met with Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday amid reports that Southern California coach Pete Carroll would be hired regardless of how impressive Frazier was.