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Ex-NFL Coach Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Teams, NFL

HeadlineFeb 02, 2022

Brian Flores, the former coach of the Miami Dolphins, has sued the NFL, the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins teams, accusing them of racial discrimination. Flores says in the lawsuit that the NFL is “managed much like a plantation.” The case could become part of a class-action suit. The lawsuit stems from his interview processes with the Denver and New York teams and his firing last month from the Miami Dolphins. Among the allegations, Flores, who is Black, says Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered to pay him thousands of dollars to purposely lose games. Ross also reportedly tried to pressure Flores into hiring a prominent quarterback in 2019, but Flores refused because it would violate the NFL’s rules on tampering. In the years that followed, Flores says he was treated “with disdain and held out as someone who was noncompliant and difficult to work with.” Flores was fired from the Dolphins this January.

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