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NFL gets high marks for racial diversity

Updated: September 15, 2011, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO -- The NFL is getting high marks for its diverse hiring practices.

Despite labor unrest this year, the NFL showed an increase of 30 percent in the number of diverse employees in executive-level jobs, according to a study by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

Richard Lapchick, primary author of the annual report, lauded unprecedented gains at the top executive level within the league office. The report gave the league its second ...

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