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John Wooten proud of growing NFL diversity

June 19th, 2017 at 7:10 AM
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At least in title, Doug Williams is now in charge of personnel in Washington.

And for the man who has fought for opportunities for minorities in football, it marked a high point, so far.

Via Peter King of, Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten felt a since of pride with Williams’ being named senior vice president of player personnel.

“It’s so gratifying,” Wooten said. “It tells me how far we’ve come as a league. I will never forget, years ago, when [Dallas president] Tex Schramm said to me, ‘You’re trying to tell us who to hire!’ I said, ‘No, Tex. We simply want a chance to interview for these jobs.’ And now, everyone is just trying to do what they can to make equal opportunity in …

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