Fired Dolphin Coach Brian Flores Exposes Bill Belichick’s Hate Content In NFL Discrimination Case

Brian Flores, one of the few black head coaches in History of the National Football League, was in the middle of an interview with the New York Giants last week when he learned that the team was leading him. They passed him on to a white man: Brian Daboll.

According to a new class action by Flores allegedly racist in the NFL, “The Giants could have escaped this most insidious form of discrimination if New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick hadn’t mistakenly disclosed it to Mr. Flores in the text message below. .”

The complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, lists multiple defendants including the NFL, the Giants franchise, the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. Last month, Dolphins Fires Flores after only three seasons.

The lawsuit also includes text messages between Flores and Belichick, who appear to think he texted Daboll.

“Looks like you’ve landed — congrats!” Belichick wrote on Jan. 24.

“Did you hear something that I didn’t?” Flores replied.

“Giant?!?!?!” Belichick replied.

“I’m interviewing on Thursday,” Flores texted. “I think I had a hit on it.”

But when Flores asked, “Coach, are you talking to Brian Flores or Brian Daboll,” Belichick knew he had an egg on his face.

“Sorry—I screwed this up,” Belichick replied. “I double checked and I misread the text. I think they’re naming Daboll. I’m sorry about that. BB. ”

Flores’ lawsuit, filed on the first day of Black History Month, alleges the NFL only paid for lip-syncing services to promote diversity and hire Black coaches and managers. The complaint says Flores secured interviews for jobs he would never get, and was only called in so teams could accommodate their claims under the Rooney Rule, a policy The book ensures teams interview diverse candidates for senior positions including head coach.

“The NFL is still rife with racism, particularly when it comes to hiring and keeping Black Coaches, Coordinators and General Managers,” Flores filed the allegation, adding that the NFL and 32 teams Its “has been given every opportunity to do the right thing.”

“The rules were made, the promises were made – but nothing changed,” the document continued. “In fact, racism is only made worse by the NFL’s needless commitment to social justice.”

Flores’ complaint states that Belichick’s mistake “not only covered up and maliciously exposed the forgery process to which Flores was subjected, but also indicted the Giants’ institutional recruitment practices in general. ”

“It is impossible to put into words the emotions Flores feels knowing that not only will he not get the Giants Head Coach job — his dream job — but more importantly, he not even taken seriously. for the position but treated as a box to ‘check’ due to his race,” the lawsuit, filed by the law firms Wigdor LLP and Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek.

“While he would spend countless hours preparing for his best move,” the record continued, “the white men across from him saw and heard only one thing: a The protocol must be followed to name Mr. Daboll Head Coach. ”

Flores claims he was also considered a snitch when he interviewed with the Denver Broncos in 2019. At the time, then-General Manager John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis were “an hour late.” and “looks completely dull,” the complaint reads. , adding that “obviously they were [been] drank a lot the night before.”

The lawsuit also alleges discrimination from Dolphins bosses, who labeled him “a difficult person to work with.” Flores declares that he passed brand owner Stephen Ross and the Dolphins after he refused to recruit a standout quarterback, violating NFL spoofing rules.

Flores alleges Ross invited him to lunch on the yacht and informed him that the unidentified midfielder was heading to the marina. Flores left immediately and from then on was “despised and considered a non-conformer,” the lawsuit says. (According to a reporterThat QB is the recently retired Tom Brady.)

“This reflects the all-too-familiar stigma against ‘angry blacks’ often reserved for Black men who are strong in their morals and beliefs while white men are said to be passionate. very similar attributes,” the complaint reads.

Indeed, despite leading the Dolphins to their first consecutive season since 2003, Flores was fired in early January for allegedly a lack of cooperation with Ross.

Flores’ lawsuit is yet another bombshell about the Dolphins owner: He is accused of bribing the coach for the 2019 season “tank” for $100,000 per loss.

According to the lawsuit, Ross wanted Flores to intentionally lose the game “to put the team in a position to secure the first pick in the draft.”

“After that, when the Dolphins started winning games, it was in no small part due to Mr. Flores’ coaching,” the suit added, “Mr. Flores was told by the team’s General Manager, Chris Grier, that ‘Steve’ was ‘going crazy’ that Flores’ success in winning games that year was a ‘compromise’ [the team’s] draft position. ”

The NFL’s 40-year-old rising star then had the chance to become the Giants’ first black coach in the team’s 100-year history.

Flores accused the Giants of letting him sit at a January 26 dinner with the Giants’ new GM, Joe Schoen, while knowing Daboll had secured the top spot.

The next day, the lawsuit claims, Flores “had to give an extensive interview for a job he knew he wouldn’t get – an interview held for no other reason.” apart from the Giants proving fraudulently to League Commissioner Roger Goodell and the general public that it was in compliance with the Rooney Rule. “

Flores’ class action lawsuit adds that the league is largely “racist and managed like a plantation” and that its “32 owners – none of whom are black – benefit substantial profits from the labor of NFL players, 70% of whom are black.”

“The owners watch the games from the top of the NFL stadium in their plush boxes, while their predominantly black workforce puts their bodies in every Sunday, receive deadly blows and suffer debilitating injuries to their bodies and brains while the NFL and its owners reap billions of dollars,” the complaint states.

The lawsuit also brings up disturbing statistics that have known for many years: League teams have few Blacks in managerial positions.

Only one of 32 NFL teams currently employs a Black head coach (Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers), while four have a Black offensive coordinator and 11 have a Black defensive coordinator. Eight of the 32 teams have a Black special team coordinator, three have a Black defender coach, and six recruit a Black general manager.

“God has given me a special talent to coach the game of football, but the need for change outweighed my personal goals,” Flores said in a statement. “In making my decision to file class action today, I understand that I may be risking coaching the game 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 NFL, others will join me in ensuring that positive change is made for generations to come. “. Fired Dolphin Coach Brian Flores Exposes Bill Belichick’s Hate Content In NFL Discrimination Case


ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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