The NFL on Monday announced it would investigate allegations from former NFL player and coach Eugene Chung that a team said he "was not the right minority that we're looking for" during Tamba Hali Jersey a job interview.

The NFL announced its investigation after a report on Friday, in Tyrell Williams Jersey which Chung who is Korean-American claimed a team told him he was "not the right minority" for the job during an interview. He declined to name the team with whom he interviewed.

"We will review the matter," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a Dak Prescott Youth Jersey statement via . "That comment is completely inappropriate and contrary to league values and workplace policies. The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion."


Chung, a first-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Patriots, played eight years in the league, including in Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Kansas Indianapolis Colts Jersey City and Philadelphia. He also coached in the league from 2010-19, for the Eagles (2010-12), Chiefs (2013-15) and Eagles again (2016-19).

Chung, Melvin Ingram Youth Jersey 51, told the Globe that his interviewer initially said he wasn't a minority, before clarifying that he wasn't the "right minority."

It was said to me, Well, youre really not a minority,' Chung Wayne Gallman Men Jersey said. I was like, Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked in the mirror and brushed my Ronnie Stanley Men Jersey teeth, I was a minority.'

I asked about (the comment), and as soon as the backtracking started, I was like, Oh no, no, no, no, no, you said it. Now that its out JuJu Smith-Schuster Youth Jersey there, lets talk about it, Chung said. It was absolutely mind-blowing to me that, in 2021, something like that is actually a narrative.

On Monday, the Fritz Pollard Alliance a foundation committed to equal opportunity in the NFL called for the NFL to review the team that Chung alleged made the comments.

"Alleged comments made to Eugene Chung by an NFL team during a recent D.J. Reader Jersey interview should be investigated by the NFL," the organization said in a statement obtained by NFL Network's Tom Peli sero. "If the comments regarding his status as a Korean American are true, Kirk Cousins Men Jersey it is further evidence that despite good faith changes to diversity-related policies, the NFL's actual hiring practices are still riddled with discrimination."