Former Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL, Giants, & others alleging racism in their hiring process.
Brian Flores, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins has filed a class action lawsuit against multiple NFL teams for racist hiring practices. In his lawsuit Flores accuses the New York Giants, and Denver Broncos of holding sham interviews only to fulfill the league’s Rooney rule.
Statement from Brian Flores.
God has gifted me with a special talent to coach the game of football, but the need for change is bigger than my personal goals. In making the decision to file the class action complaint, I understand that I may be risking coaching the game I love. and has done so much for my family and me. My sincere hope is that by standing up against systemic racism in the NFL, others will join me to ensure that positive change is made for generations to come.”Brain Flores
New York Giants statement in response to Brian Flores’ lawsuit.
“We are pleased 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,”New York Giants press release
NFL statement in response to Brian Flores’ lawsuit.
“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.”NFL press release
This is going to get ugly.
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