The NFL says it will review allegations after former NFL player and coach Eugene Chung was told during a recent job interview that he was "not the right minority" while interviewing for a job he did not get.

The decision followed a complaint from the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group that promotes diversity in the NFL.  The NFL says, "That comment is completely inappropriate and contrary to league values and workplace policies."  The Alliance added "If the comments regarding his status as a Korean American are true, it's further evidence the NFL's actual hiring practices are still riddled with discrimination."  According to the Boston Globe, during a webinar, Chung says he was told, "Well, you're not really a minority."  Chung, who did not identify the team in question says he was stunned to hear such a comment.  Chung played five seasons in the NFL, appearing in 55 career games for the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts.  After his playing career, he served as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.  He hasn't held a coaching position since being let go by the Eagles after the 2019 season.