Scarbinsky: Alabama may be next state to turn Rooney Rule into law

John Rogers was way ahead of me.
I called the state representative Friday to see if he’d heard about Oregon’s legal version of the NFL’s Rooney Rule and ask his opinion of it.

Heard of it? Rogers already has asked someone to get a copy of that legislation because he plans to introduce a similar bill during the next regular session of the Alabama Legislature.
So his opinion of Oregon’s SB 3118, which has passed that state’s House and is under consideration in its Senate and has reopened the national debate about fair hiring practices in college sports, is quite favorable.
”I’ll tell you why I’m doing it,” Rogers said. ”There seems to be a disenfranchisement when it comes to hiring black coaches. I think it’s wrong.”

al.com
5/24/09