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Seahawks were interested in Dungy

Updated: January 11, 2010, 8:15 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

As the Seattle Seahawks face criticism for their execution of the NFL's "Rooney Rule" before naming Pete Carroll has their head coach, it was confirmed Monday that the Seahawks last month reached out to Tony Dungy to become their team president.

John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that monitors the minority hiring process with the NFL, said Dungy turned down the opportunity with the Seahawks.

"They called Tony about three weeks ago to see if he would seriously consider ...

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