Durant 2nd Youngest To Score 20,000 Points, Raiders May Have Violated Rooney Rule
Thursday, January 11, 2018
As the second youngest player to score 20,000 points in his career, Kevin Durant marked an impressive milestone. On Wednesday night right before halftime in a loss to the Clippers, Durant scored his 20,000th point. At 29 years old, Durant joins an elite group of players scoring 20k points before the age of 30. The list includes: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.
The group tasked with promoting minority rights in the NFL, the Fritz Pollard Alliance (FPA) is investigating whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule which requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions. Raiders owner Mark Davis bragged about finalizing a deal with Jon Gruden back in December before the team interviewed any minority candidates. If the Raiders are found guilty of the violation, they will have to pay a big fine and could even lose a draft pick.