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National Football League officially looking into possible Rooney Rule violation by Raiders

National Football League officially looking into possible Rooney Rule violation by Raiders

Carr regressed significantly under center this past season but the Raiders are hopeful that the addition of Gruden - and removal of Jack Del Rio - will help the quarterback return to a high level of play. USC?offensive coordinator Tee Martin.

Several Colts assistant are already on the move and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Singleton will join Jon Gruden's Raiders, taking the same position.

There is also debate whether Martin, an offensive coordinator at USC, or Bobby Johnson, the team's tight end coach, were ever serious candidates for the job. "I hope it doesnt come to that, but I would definitely consider it", he told ESPN ahead of Pittsburghs division game against the Jaguars on Saturday.

If the league finds the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule, they may be subject to a hefty fine. The facts matter. Fairness matters. Davis' father in the late owner Al Davis was always on the forefront of being very inclusive and non-discriminatory in hiring practices.

"But if in December, Gruden and Davis reach an agreement - not necessarily a written, contractual agreement, but a verbal agreement - that Gruden was going to coach for the Raiders, and then after that they do these interviews with minority coaches, that would be a violation of the Rooney Rule".

The NFL is officially looking into whether the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Whether it was hiring a young linebackers coach named John Madden as their head coach in 1969, a Super Bowl squad led by a Latino head coach and QB in the '80s or hiring the NFL's first Black head coach in Art Shell, the franchise often went against the norms of the day. He hired Amy Trask as a top executive.