Fritz Pollard group initiates inquiry into Colts’ Jeff Saturday rent

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, a corporation whose mission is to champion variety within the NFL, needs to take a more in-depth take a look at the Indianapolis Colts’ hiring of interim head coach Jeff Saturday.

The group launched an announcement Thursday studying, “In light of the recent interim head coaching hire in Indianapolis, the FPA has initiated an inquiry with the NFL into whether this hiring process conformed with NFL Hiring Guidelines for naming an interim Head Coach.”

League spokesperson Brian McCarthy advised ESPN after Saturday was named to the place on Nov. 7 that interim head coach appointments usually are not topic to the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL groups to interview a minimum of two minority candidates for head-coaching positions. McCarthy mentioned the staff might be required to conduct a search that complies with the Rooney Rule after the season when in search of to make a everlasting rent.

It is unclear what particular pointers are in query. A message left for FPA director Rod Graves was not instantly returned.

Colts proprietor Jim Irsay, who in 2002 employed Tony Dungy — who later grew to become the primary Black coach to win a Tremendous Bowl — mentioned after hiring Saturday, “At the end of the season, there will be a full process of reviewing permanent head coach, which we will have an interview process for and go from there. This is for eight games and hopefully more.”

He later replied to a reporter’s query by saying, “There is no problem or perception, except some of you guys make it a problem or perception.”