NFL players continue fighting for social justice, diversity

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NFL players and their union want the league to continue fighting for social justice and they’re still seeking an increase in the number of minority coaches. After briefly joining NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage Thursday to highlight the remarkable collaborative effort it took to reach the Super Bowl on time, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith urged the league to make more progress. Two minorities were hired for seven head coach openings this offseason. There were three Black head coaches when the Rooney Rule was adopted in 2003 and there are three now, despite several changes to the rule to help promote more opportunities.