Ex Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores, filed a lawsuit against the NFL and 3 other teams for alleged discrimination and racial injustice to him and to other black coaches, restricting them to have a position as head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, and quarterbacks coaches, as well as general managers.
Flores, 41, has coached the NFL for more than a decade but was fired as the Dolphin’s head coach after three years even though he signed a five-year contract with the team. He then accuses the NFL of racial discrimination as the reason for his removal from the position, a problem that is rampant in the NFL.
The suit was filed on February 1st, the first day of Black History Month. He decided to make a move in order to stop racism in the league.
Flores received messages that were mistakenly sent to him by his former boss, New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick. In the messages, Belichick congratulates Flores for winning the Giant’s job, which he had to interview for at that point. Flores then asked if he was talking about Brian Daboll and not him because Daboll had an interview with the Giants before him. He then claimed that his interview with the Giants was nothing but a move to satisfy the Rooney Rule, which requires the team to interview diverse candidates for head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, general managers, and other senior positions.
Brian Flores ends his statement by saying,
“I may be risking coaching the game that I love and that has done so much for my family and me. My sincere hope is that by standing up against systemic racism in the N.F.L., others will join me to ensure that positive change is made for generations to come.”