‘Absolutely disgraceful’: Texans fire David Culley, leaving Steelers’ Mike Tomlin as the only African-American head coach in the NFL, where nearly 60 percent of players are black
The racial disparity between NFL players and coaches grew wider on Thursday as the Houston Texans fired David Culley after just one season, leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin as the only African-American head coach in a mostly black league.
‘One Black head coach left in the NFL,’ tweeted USA Today’s Mike Freeman. ‘Absolutely disgraceful.’
Culley’s widely reported dismissal follows the Miami Dolphins’ decision to fire their black head coach, Brian Flores, after the team went a respectable 19-14 over the last two seasons.
A Texans spokesperson did not immediately confirm DailyMail.com’s request for confirmation.
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