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Does the NFL need a Rooney Rule for women?

Sarah Thomas made history in 2019, becoming the first female referee to work a game in the postseason. The NFL has always been a boys club, but women are slowly making their way to the league. While the NFL said a Rooney Rule equivalent for women was coming in 2016, it only applied to the league office. Expansion to all teams would help accelerate the NFL's inclusion of women. However, others feel opportunities shouldn't be handed out. They have to be earned, just like everything else in the league. What do you think? 🏈💁

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Sarah Thomas broke another barrier for women in the NFL by becoming the first woman to referee a playoff game. While this is a remarkable achievement, the fact that this is newsworthy in 2018 is sad. Women in the NFL should be the norm, not the exception. 

The league's proposed Rooney Rule expansion for women in 2016 was a step in the right direction, but expanding it to all teams would modernize the league by putting women in executive positions on teams, which would only benefit the league with fresh perspectives and new ideas. Much like the original Rooney Rule, adding diversity to the league is never a bad thing.

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True equality is earning your spot through your merit. Getting handed out opportunities is not the right path to diversity. Sarah Thomas earned her way to the NFL Playoffs because she proved her skills on the field in the regular season. If they put someone out there just because she's a woman, it would be a disservice to anyone to toiled and built their resume's fairly. If a woman is right for the job in the NFL, she will be hired. They don't need a rule to force teams to interview a woman to accomplish that.

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Does the NFL need a Rooney Rule for women?
#MoreWomenInTheNFL
A festive crown for the winner
#EarnedNotGiven