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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis left may have ignored the Rooney Rule in hiring head coach Jon Gruden. More Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis left may have ignored the Rooney Rule in hiring head coach Jon Gruden. More
Cassandra Gardner | 12 January, 2018, 03:16

The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach.

The investigation comes one day after the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes diversity in NFL coaching and executive positions, asked the league to find out if the rule on minority interviews was violated when Oakland hired Jon Gruden as coach.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie interviewed two minority candidates - Oakland tight ends coach Bobby Johnson and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin - before the team officially announced Gruden's hiring Saturday. The NFL made a decision, saw criticism of the Raiders over what happened, and now is trying to walk it back.

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Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented. He led them to the Super Bowl after the 2002 season, when they lost 48-21 to Tampa Bay, then coached by Gruden. On the other, Gruden could probably use a more established candidate that it willing to grind in a way that Gannon seemingly was not and this could be the right move for all parties.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance asked the National Football League to investigate the Raiders and whether they satisfied the Rooney Rule in a statement Wednesday, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Almost a week later, it was announced that he would be getting a 10-year contract worth $100 million. The Detroit Lions got fined $200,000 when it didn't interview a minority before hiring Steve Mariucci as coach in 2003.

However, during Gruden's introductory news conference Tuesday, Raiders owner Mark Davis said he met with Gruden in Philadelphia on Christmas Eve, and felt "pretty confident that he was all-in" after their meeting.

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