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NFL can’t confirm Eugene Chung’s discrimination claim

Feb 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; General overall view of NFL golden shield logo at the NFL Honors show at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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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