Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At 84

UNDATED (AP) — Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney has died at age 84.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer took over operation of the Steelers from his father in the 1960s and turned it into a team that had four Super Bowl-winning seasons in the 1970s.

He also conceived the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” that gave minorities a better opportunity to be hired for coaching and front office positions.

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