Brian Flores recently filed a class-action discrimination suit against the National Football League and several of its member teams. The NFL said it will vigorously fight the suit. The legal action claims that the league discriminates based on race when making hiring decisions. It could ultimately make it difficult for Flores to land his next dream job.
Flores is aware of the potential repercussions for his lawsuit. The former Miami Dolphins head coach believes the suit is more about ethics than money. That doesn’t mean he would turn down the right job if it came along.
Brian appeared on CBS Mornings today. There, he discussed why he felt the need to file a lawsuit against the league. Flores said it was bigger than any person or any amount of money. The risks were outweighed by the potential reward.
“I love coaching, I’m gifted to coach, I know that. The relationships I built with players, coaches, support staff, I’m gifted to coach, I love coaching and I want to coach … This is bigger than coaching. This is much bigger than coaching.
I understand the risks, and yes, it was a difficult decision. I went back and forth.”
The NFL has become a microcosm of the larger racial issues at play in U.S. society. Colin Kaepernick was effectively banned from the league after taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Brian Flores is more than willing to take that risk to shed light on this important subject.
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