NFL owners tweak Rooney Rule

Updated: March 21, 2013, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The NFL is looking to make the Rooney Rule more effective after eight available coaching jobs and seven for general managers did not go to a minority candidate.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says Wednesday at the owners meetings "we were disappointed in the results this year." But the league will make some tweaks that Goodell hopes will "make sure we get the right candidates better training and we really are doing a better job of getting them in front of the people who are making the decisions."

The Rooney Rule, implemented in 2003, was named for Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who steadfastly pushed the league to require every team to interview at least one minority candidate every time there is a coaching or general manager opening.

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AP Sports Writer Bob Baum contributed to this report.


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