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Rooney Rule not working: Dungy


Tony Dungy would like to see the NFL’s Rooney Rule used in the manner it was intended.

The new Pro Football Hall of Fame member said Friday that he doesn’t believe teams are “following the spirit of the rule now.” The rule, designed by and named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and front office positions.

Dungy, the first black head coach to win a Super Bowl, with the Indianapolis Colts in February 2007, would like to see coaching searches slow down, one of the aims of the rule.

He encouraged teams to “go outside the box” in their hiring practices.