Flores sues Dolphins and others ** LOCKED **

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  1. ShortRound

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    lol oh crap, he's going scorched earth here. Those Belichick texts seem to be legit.

  2. RS12

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    Sadly I think Flores is a better coach than what is waddling out there on Sundays for the Cowboys now. I agree Flores is radioactive now and no owner will hire him.
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  3. Killerinstinct

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    I don't understand the complaint. Is it that the Dolphins fired him or the Giants didn't?
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  4. Hawkeye0202

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    League office.........lol

  5. MountaineerCowboy

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    Elway is a rock star.
  6. lk8701

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    LOL. I would be pissed at him if I was Stephen Ross. If they tanked they would have drafted Joe Burrow with the 1st overall pick (although they still could have drafted Herbert instead of Tua).
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  7. glimmerman

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    Yeah I am not getting it either. Is this old text stuff. Or what..
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  8. Gator88

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    I can't believe the Giants would violate the spirit of the Rooney rule like that. Clearly worthy of losing draft picks.
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  9. Blast From The Past

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    Apparently he wasn't a good soldier or following the company line for Ross's liking. Good for him for blowing the lid off of something that the Rooney rule was supposed to fix. We shall see and this could be career suicide in the NFL for Flores.
  10. ShortRound

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    Looks like he's suing the NFL and a handful of teams, basically calling the Rooney rule a sham.

    Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL and teams he says have engaged in racist practices against Black coaches.

    Flores named the league, the Dolphins, the Giants and the Broncos, as well as “John Doe teams 1-29” as defendants in the lawsuit, which is structured as a class action complaint, suggesting that Flores expects other coaches to join him as plaintiffs in the suit.

    The suit makes explosive allegations about the Dolphins, his former employer. Flores says that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered to pay him an extra $100,000 per loss during the 2019 season, as Ross wanted the Dolphins to lose enough games to secure the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. (Although the Dolphins were widely perceived to be tanking early that season, they improved in the second half of the year and ended up with the fifth overall pick.)

    Flores also alleges that Ross tried to get him to recruit “a prominent quarterback” who was under contract to another team, in violation of league tampering rules. Flores says he refused.

    The lawsuit also says the Giants scheduled a sham interview with Flores last week to comply with the Rooney Rule, and that Flores learned that his interview was a mockery because his former boss, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, mistakenly texted him a congratulatory message, thinking that the Giants were going to hire him. In fact, Belichick later revealed that he had misunderstood another text he received and that he was actually told the Giants were hiring Brian Daboll. The Giants did, in fact, hire Daboll, and the texts suggest that they had already made that decision and scheduled the interview with Flores only because the Rooney Rule required them to interview a minority coach before they could make the Daboll hiring official.

    Flores also says the Broncos put him through a similar sham interview three years ago, and that they never had any intention of considering him for the job. The Broncos hired Vic Fangio shortly after Flores’ interview.

    Flores released a statement saying, “In making the decision to file the class action complaint today, I understand that 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 NFL, others will join me to ensure that positive change is made for generations to come.”
  11. CWR

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    Could he not have waited until after Kellen took the damn job? @%$&@^#;
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  12. Risen Star

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    The main complaint is that the interviewing process is a shame.

    But that's kind of what happens when you force interviews.
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  13. shabazz

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    ……I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about….but I’m all for it

    We’ll figure out the facts later
  14. Adreme

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    I mean his only act of wrongdoing in the lawsuit is texting the wrong person. Technically he didn’t violate any rules in this lawsuit.
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  15. Adreme

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    The allegations of being secretly paid to tank are also really bad.
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  16. KJJ

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    It’s an allegation. Flores is obviously very angry and bitter. Nothing has been proven. We’ll see how it plays out.
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  17. gambit187

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    You really should go do just a little research.
  18. lk8701

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    They should lose both of their 1st round picks.
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  19. Risen Star

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  20. jrumann59

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    The Rooney Rule is a dinosaur, and with the wink and nod all the organizations do to it this was bound to happen.
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