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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Takes Leave After Eric Holder Report

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was forced to take a leave of absence, the company announced Tuesday, after a 47-point report by former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder was unanimously adopted by Uber board members.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Money Sharma / AFP / Getty)

Bills Minority Coach Not a Big Fan of Rooney Rule

Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn isn’t a big fan of the Rooney Rule that requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs. Lynn is African-American.

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NFL Expands Race-Based Interview Policy to Assistant Coaching Ranks

In 2003, under Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, the NFL embarked on a policy designed to produce more minority hires in both the head coaching ranks and front office. The Rooney Rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney who headed up the NFL’s Diversity Committee, required that each team interview at least one minority candidate prior to making any head coach or senior front office hire.

Cincinnati Bengals sign extension with coach Marvin Lewis