WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Minor Football League released the following statement on the state of minority coaches in the NFL as it pertains to the league's Rooney Rule:
This past “Black Monday” we saw almost all African-American coaches in the National Football League get fired. This answers the question that the NFL does not think Black coaches are competent enough to coach and win in the NFL. "This enables the NFL to get off the hook because they can still say they have 'African-American' coaches in the NFL which we know is not true," said MFL CEO/Chairman and Founder Richard Myles Sr. Currently, there are just two remaining Black coaches. In a league where at least 70 percent of the players are African-American, this is unacceptable and reflective in the wrong way.
There are incompetent coaches who are not minorities who still have their job. This includes general managers.
The MFL would like to extend a coaching opportunity to all the fired coaches who lost their jobs the day after the NFL regular season ended, to coach in the league. This includes General Manager positions as well for these coaches. (Read full statement here)