Brian Flores is a brilliant coach who served for 10 years with the England New Patriots and then to 2 years to Miami Dolphins. This year is not going that well with Brian Flores. Last month Brian got fired from his team. Now the coach has decided to sue the NFL and the New York Giants, claiming that the coaching search is racist, and a text from Bill Belichick proves it.
Brian Flores is suing the NFL and the New York Giants in an explosive lawsuit. The former Dolphins head coach claimed that the team’s hiring policies were based on racism and a text from Bill Belichick confirms it. The 40-year-old coach filed the class action case in district court in New York on Tuesday, represented by attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor, Michael J. Willemin, and David E. Gottlieb.
Flores claimed that he received a text message from his old boss and Patriots head coach just days before his Giants interview. Flores also said that BB congratulated him on his new job throughout the chat. Because BF had yet to walk in for his planned interview, he was perplexed by the remark and asked Bill if he had any insight into their decision.
Belichick later admitted that he misinterpreted the information he received and informed Flores that the information he received was incorrect. Flores maintained that he was just called in for an interview to comply with the Rooney Rule, which mandates teams to interview a minority applicant when a head coaching position becomes available.
Flores and Daboll worked together in New England under Belichick. BF alleges that despite “knowing that the Giants had already selected Mr. Daboll,” he was “had to sit through a dinner” with incoming Giants GM Joe Schoen. Flores claimed that this wasn’t the first time he’s been subjected.
“Sham interview that was held only in an effort to comply with the Rooney Rule.”
In 2019, the sacked coach claimed that he met with Broncos general manager John Elway and other Denver executives for interviews. Elway and the other Broncos executives, according to Flores, arrived an hour late for the interview.
“It was clear from the substance of the interview that Mr. Flores was interviewed only because of the Rooney Rule.”
“Looked completely disheveled, and it was obvious that they had drinking heavily the night before.”
Flores also claims that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 for every defeat in order to ruin the season and earn a better draught pick. When Flores refused to play ball, he claimed that he was characterized as difficult to work with and eventually fired. And the lawsuit reads.
“This is reflective of an all too familiar ‘angry Black man’ stigma that is often casted upon Black men who are strong in their morals and convictions while white men are coined as passionate for those very same attributes.”
The NFL also addressed the claims inside the suit calling them “without merit.”
”The NFL and our clubs are deeply committed to ensuring equitable employment practices and continue to make progress in providing equitable opportunities throughout our organizations. Diversity is core to everything we do, and there are few issues on which our clubs and our internal leadership team spend more time. We will defend against these claims, which are without merit.”
The New York Giants have reacted to Flores’ lawsuit, stating that the hiring process was fair.
“We are please and confident with the process that resulted in the hiring of Brian Daboll. We interviewed an impressive and diverse group of candidates. The fact of the matter is, Brian Flores was in the conversation to be our head coach until the eleventh hour. Ultimately, we hired the individual we felt was most qualified to be our next head coach.”
Brian is now suing on behalf of all future Black coaches and front office staff, despite the fact that there is only one Black head coach, Mike Tomlin, and six general managers. In addition to damages, Flores is asking the court to correct the NFL’s claimed discriminatory employment practices. Now fans have to wait, what will be the call of the court. Further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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