NFL owners pass on plan to boost diversity by improving teams’ draft picks

  • Teams were to be rewarded for making minority hires
  • New ideas sought as NFL struggles to improve diversity

Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed on Tuesday by NFL owners.

However, a plan to reward clubs that hire minority candidates as head coaches or general managers with improved draft-pick positioning was tabled after meeting with some hefty criticism. That means the plan will now be considered at a later date.

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