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Can Black quarterbacks in the NFL pave way for Black coaches?

When 11 Black quarterbacks started NFL games in Week 1, it was another indication those racial stereotypes have finally been overcome. Despite the increase in Black quarterbacks and Black officials, the growth in diversity isn't reflected on the sideline.

Hiring minority coaches in NFL comes down to owners

No matter how much the NFL pushes teams to hire minority coaches, owners have the final say. The league established the Rooney Rule in 2003 and has expanded it several times over the years to encourage teams to hire more minority coaches.

Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes women's impact with new exhibit

The "Women's Impact on Football" exhibit debuted ahead of this week's enshrinement festivities. It features artifacts from women who have played, coached, officiated and broadcast the game at its highest level.

NFL appeals 6-game suspension handed to Browns QB Deshaun Watson

The NFL is appealing a disciplinary officer's decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, giving commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to impose a stiffer penalty.

NFL suspends, fines Dolphins owner for tampering with Tom Brady, Sean Payton

The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million US for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton following a six-month investigation stemming from Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit against the league.

Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 6 games for violating NFL's personal conduct policy

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games Monday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy following accusations by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments.

4-time champion, All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday. In an Instagram post, Gronkowski thanked his teammates and coaches over the years and said he's going back to "chilling out."

Kaepernick reaches out to Seahawks, Pete Carroll about NFL chance

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday he recently spoke with Colin Kaepernick, who expressed an interest in another chance to be a quarterback in the NFL.

Tom Brady ends retirement, announces return to Buccaneers

Tom Brady says he's returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season, just six weeks after he retired.

Colin Kaepernick still wants to play in NFL, seeks receivers

Colin Kaepernick is seeking receivers to catch his passes and a team to sign him. The former San Francisco 49er last played in the NFL in 2016, the same year he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.