Eugene Chung called out the NFL for being discriminated against because according to him, he was the wrong minority for the job. The NFL said Thursday that it was “unable to confirm” the racist allegations made by the former lineman and assistant coach earlier this year. Chung, who was the first Asian American selected in the first round of the NFL draft, said that he was told he was “not the right minority” while interviewing for a coaching job. He never called out any particular team.
More so he was doing to bring the information to light.
Eugene Chung Went Public to Bring ‘Information to Light’ https://t.co/ZJzLvKI9Jg
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While the NFL did say that the comments “have no place in the NFL or in any contemporary workplace,” it couldn’t actually confirm that the conversation occurred.
After multiple discussions, including with Mr. Chung and his representative, we were unable to confirm the precise statement that was made, or by whom and under what circumstances any such statement was made,” the league said in a statement, via ESPN.
“We intend to use this occasion to reinforce the commitment of the NFL and of every NFL club to ensure appropriate interview processes and develop diverse, inclusive, and respectful workforces on and off the field. Mr. Chung has offered to assist us moving forward and we welcome the opportunity to speak with him about how we can better advance employment opportunities throughout the League.”
While they can’t confirm it, what would be his motivation to make something like that up?
Probably would have helped if he named names, but can’t blame him for not doing so.
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