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NFL coach Eugene Chung says he was called “not right minority”

Former NFL coach Eugene Chung says a team told him during an interview that he’s “not the right minority,” reports the Boston Globe.

“I asked about it, and as soon as the backtracking started, I was like, ‘Oh no, no, no, no, no, you said it. Now that it’s out there, let’s talk about it,'” Chung said, according to the Globe. “It was absolutely mind-blowing to me that, in 2021, something like that is actually a narrative.”

Chung did not the person or team who said that.

According to ESPN, Chung last coached in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 and hasn’t coached since. He worked as an assistant offensive line coach after being hired in 2016. He held the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs for two years beginning in 2013.

He played three seasons with the New England Patriots after being drafted in the first round as the 13th selection in 1992. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts for one season each before retiring.

“I was like, ‘Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked in the mirror and brushed my teeth, I was a minority.'” Chung recalls thinking after being told he isn’t the right minority.

“For me, in this profession, I don’t think I’m looked at as a minority,” Chung said, according to the newspaper. “Whether that’s good or bad, I don’t know.”

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