It’s no secret that the NFL, and sports in general, have an issue on their hands when it comes to diversity in management and coaching positions. Probably deeper than that.
When former NFL Network reporter Jim Trotter pressed Commissioner Roger Goodell on the diversity issues the league was facing it went viral because he asked the questions that lots of people wanted to know.
Things didn’t work out for Trotter because he announced that his time with the NFL Network was coming to an end and he is now speaking out on how the league is silencing him and ignoring their lack of diversity.
Trotter, who is with The Athletic now, says
“I no longer have to worry about my words being watered down or silenced altogether, which was not always the case over my final two years with NFL Media Group, which is owned by the NFL,”
“I was told we would always report the news, though we might not opine on it. That was not the case, particularly when it came to reporting on team owners or the league office.”
It was recently announced that the NFL is being investigated in New York and California for their workplace cultures in those cities, which stem from former employees alleging racism, sexism, and more.
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