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NFL investigates claim team told Chung he was ‘not the right minority’ for job

The NFL is investigating an allegation by the former New England Patriots player Eugene Chung that he was told he was “not the right minority” during an interview for a coaching role.

Chung, who is Korean American, did not name the team allegedly involved. He said the comment came after he was initially told he was “not really a minority”.

“I was like, ‘Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked in the mirror and brushed my teeth, I was a minority,’” he told the Boston Globe. When Chung asked what the interviewer meant he was told he was “not the right minority that we’re looking for.