Background Checks: NFL Lions Drop the Ball
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Press reported last week that Detroit Lions’ coach Matt Patricia had
previously been indicted by a Texas Grand Jury for sexual assault.
This news came as a surprise to the Lions’ management, who claimed
to have performed a “standard pre-employment background check,” which failed to
uncover the incident.
At Kreller, we understand the necessity of getting a thorough
investigation when making high profile hiring decisions. We research not only
for criminal and civil records, but also for business affiliations, licensure and
address history. We often find employers, business affiliations and legal
incidents the applicant might not reveal on their application – or would not be
found during a standard background check.
Although Matt Patricia asserts his innocence against the
accusation, and the case was eventually dismissed when it went to court 22
years ago – the NFL franchise that hired him probably wishes now that they had
delved a little deeper into the candidate’s legal history*.
If you are looking to make a major hiring decision, and want
to proceed with increased confidence, please feel free to reach out to us at Kreller
to discuss how we can help.
*Assuming it was a reportable
record under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.