Chung, a 1992 first-round pick by New England who played five seasons in the league and also served as an assistant trainer for a decade
The NFL plans to review Eugene Chung’s allegations that a team official made discriminatory remarks during his interview for a training position.
Chung, a 1992 first-round pick by New England who played five seasons in the league and served as an assistant coach for a decade, told The Boston Globe that he had been told that he was”not the perfect minority” by an aide. Chung, who’s Korean American, did not identify the team.
“We’ll review the matter,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. “That comment is completely improper and contrary to league values and workplace policies. The NFL and its clubs are devoted to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Chung most recently was a part of Philadelphia’s coaching team from 2016-19.
Chung started his coaching career with the Eagles on Andy Reid’s employees in 2010 as an assistant offensive line coach. He followed Reid to Kansas City at 2013 and came to Philadelphia with Doug Pederson at 2016.
“Alleged remarks made to Eugene Chung by an NFL team during a recent interview should be researched from the NFL,” the Fritz Pollard Alliance said in a statement. “If the remarks about his status as a Korean American are true, it’s further proof that despite good faith changes into diversity-related policies, the NFL’s real hiring practices continue to be riddled with discrimination”