NFL News Today: Jerry Jones accident and a diversity event scheduled
Ricky Gray | May 5, 2022
Although it's still the offseason, there is plenty going on in the NFL.
Training camp for the NFL is coming up, but there have been a couple of breaking news stories after the NFL Draft which began on April 28, 2022. Today, we're going to take a look at a few of these events.
Jerry Jones taken to the hospital after a minor car crash
The first of these stories involves Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was involved in a minor car crash on Wednesday night. Jones was taken to a local hospital, just for precautionary measures sources told ESPN. In a text message to ESPN, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said his father was home and "all good".
It wasn't said whether the 79-year-old Jerry Jones was driving and there appear to be no fatalities in the crash as well. WFAA, citing multiple Dallas police sources, reported that Jones was in a crash just before 8:10 p.m. CT near Wolf and Harry Hines Boulevard. Jones suffered only minor injuries.
NFL plans a 2-day diversity event for future Head Coaches and GMs
In hopes of remedying an issue regarding diversity hires in the NFL, the league is planning a two-day diversity event. This seminar will be held for 64 prospective head coaching and general manager candidates at its annual spring owners meeting later this month in Atlanta.
A memo obtained by ESPN noted that the event will provide networking opportunities for "diverse, prospective Club-nominated Head Coaching and General Manager prospects." The two-day meeting will take place on May 23 and 24, and all 32 NFL teams will be required to nominate two participants "one from the coaching side and one from the player personnel side." The main goal of the seminar would seem to provide minority candidates face-time with decision-makers.