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Minority hiring, OT rules focus of address

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue talked about minority hiring, overtime rules and expansion during his annual state of the NFL address.

Updated: January 25, 2003, 3:50 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- In his annual Super Bowl state of the NFL address, commissioner Paul Tagliabue opened his remarks by mentioning the league's efforts to "challenge the status quo."

For the next 45 minutes, Tagliabue answered why it's difficult to do that. Every major topic had its challenges. Diversity hiring, perhaps the league's most explosive issue, is an exasperatingly slow process. Expansion to Los Angeles isn't likely in the next decade although momentum is building for a potential state ...

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