Calhoun Times

NFL can’t confirm Eugene Chung’s discrimina­tion claim

- Field Level Media

The NFL on Thursday said it cannot confirm Eugene Chung’s claim that he was told he was “not the right minority” during an interview for a coaching position this offseason.

Chung, who is Korean American, made the claim to The Boston Globe in May, and the league said it would launch an investigat­ion.

“After multiple discussion­s, including with Mr. Chung and his representa­tive, we were unable to confirm the precise statement that was made, or by whom and under what circumstan­ces any such statement was made,” the league said through spokesman Brian McCarthy.

Chung, 52, does not currently hold a coaching position. Following a five-year NFL career as an offensive lineman, he was an assistant coach for 10 seasons with the Philadelph­ia Eagles (2010-12, 2016-19) and Kansas City Chiefs (2013-15).

He was a first-round draft pick (13th overall) by New England in 1992 and played in 55 games with the Patriots (1992-94), Jacksonvil­le Jaguars (1995) and Indianapol­is Colts (1997).

Chung previously stated that he will not publicly reveal the organizati­on or the interviewe­r who made the alleged comment.

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