National Football League investigating whether Raiders broke Rooney Rule

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks with head coach Pete Carroll right and assistant head coach Tom Cable during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale Ariz

NFL investigating whether Raiders broke Rooney Rule

The Oakland Raiders found their next head coach in Jon Gruden, but the National Football League is reportedly investigating how they reached their decision.

Jon Gruden hasn't been the Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders for long, but the news has noticeably shaken the sports universe.

The Raiders finished 8-8 and were 6-0 against the AFC West, a season which prompted Cable to say "We're not losers any more".

He lasted with the Falcons for just one season, as Atlanta head coach Jim Mora Jr. was sacked at the conclusion of that year, leading Cable to move on to the Raiders.

Oakland went just 17-27 under Cable's direction, and he was sacked after his third season. He was replaced as head coach by Hue Jackson.

The Fritz Pollard Alliance said Wednesday it is "deeply concerned by reports" that Raiders owner Mark Davis reached an agreement with Gruden before interviewing any minority candidates. Cable later sued to recover that money.

Jon Gruden answers questions from the media during the Oakland Raiders introduce him as their new head coach at the team facility in Alameda Calif. on Tuesday Jan. 9 2018

Cable was also the subject of an ESPN "Outside the Lines" feature where his ex-wife and a former girl-friend accused him of being physically and verbally abusive.

In August of 2009, Cable reportedly was involved in a physical alteraction with defensive assistant Randy Hanson that resulted in Hanson suffering a broken jaw.

At the time, Cable released a statement through his agent that he had "only once touched a woman inappropriately" during his first marriage and there was no discipline by the NFL.

Gruden was signed to a 10-year contract worth as much as $100 million to replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked on the same day as the Raiders' season finale. Cable had been the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach from 2011 until Wednesday, when he was sacked.

It remains to be seen how Cable will mesh with the Raiders' highly-paid offensive line.

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