Miami Dolphins’ former head coach Brian Flores shocked the entire NFL last week after filing his lawsuit. The lawsuit claims start the league often engages in racist practices while hiring for new positions. It also details several organizations teams, and accuses the head office of Denver Broncos of conducting bogus interview where many of the members were “disheveled.”

Flores’ made black NFL players and coaches to come out and talk about any injustices they’ve felt. Despite the grim accusations that have shaken the NFL to its core, many people are coming forward to defend it.

Denver Broncos Executive and Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway is the latest figure to get in on this. Elway disputed the claim of the Broncos putting out a bogus interview with Brian Flores, and said that he “interviewed Brian in good faith” and remained “fully engaged during the interviewing process.”

Elway saved face in front of Brian Flores. However, he condemned him of assuming there his subjective feeling during the interview. He contested the initial rumor of him being hung over by saying:

For Brian to assume my appearance and state of mind early that morning was subjective, hurtful and just plain wrong. If I appeared ‘disheveled,’ as he claimed, it was because we had flown in during the middle of the night — immediately following another interview in Denver — and were going on a few hours of sleep to meet the only window provided to us.

Flores’ lawsuit has met with a sizable opposition with the addition of Elway on the list. His response to the rumors provides a logical explanation of the grounds of the accusation, and stands as a plausible defense.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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