The NFL has its first Black female president, Sandra Douglass Morgan. She will lead the Las Vegas Raiders. As a native of Las Vegas, Morgan says it’s a dream come true. For 20 years, she served as a practicing attorney. She also formerly worked as the Nevada gaming control board chair and executive director, the first African American in the state’s history.
Her husband, Don Morgan, was an NFL defensive back for four seasons after playing for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Morgan’s hire comes two months after interim president Dan Ventrelle left after less than a year on the job. A Las Vegas newspaper reports that he claims he was fired in retaliation for bringing concerns from multiple employees to the NFL about a “hostile work environment.” The Raiders became the first team in the modern NFL to hire a Black head coach when they hired Art Shell back in 1989.
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