Dungy Offered President of Football Operations Job by Seahawks

Jan 11, 2010, 4:21 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:55 pm


High level sources in the Seahawks front office told me
today that the first phone call the Seahawks made was to
Tony Dungy to be President of football operations. He
would have had power to hire the GM and head football

Talks finished this weekend with Dungy declining the

ESPN.com writer Chris

As the Seattle Seahawks face criticism for
their execution of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” before naming
Pete Carroll has their head coach, it was confirmed Monday
that the Seahawks last month reached out to Tony Dungy to
become their team president.

John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that
monitors the minority hiring process with the NFL, said
Dungy turned down the opportunity with the Seahawks.

“They called Tony about three weeks ago to see if he would
seriously consider becoming their president,” said Wooten.
“He told them he wanted to pray and sleep on it but the
next day he called them back and said he wanted to stick
with everything he was doing now. He would have been the
guy, I believe, if he had wanted to do

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