Former Miami Head Coach Brian Flores is Suing the NFL and the Giants After Receiving Accidental Bill Belichick Texts (UPDATES)

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Former Miami Head Coach Brian Flores is Suing the NFL and the Giants After Receiving Accidental Bill Belichick Texts (UPDATES)

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This is truly wild stuff. I say that as both a football fan and a former lawyer – what has come together so quickly in this lawsuit, and how incredible the claims are … it’s truly wild. It’s really important, too, so I don’t want to lose sight of that in the wildness.

Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing his former team, the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos, the NFL, and any other possible team that discriminated against him and others in the hiring process. More than that, he’s got receipts in the form of ACCIDENTAL TEXTS FROM BILL BELICHICK:

That is an all-timer right there. ALL-TIMER. I am almost without words for this story.

Setting aside the wildness, though, there is a very important case here: Brian Flores, one of the few Black coaches in the NFL, is alleging that he was fired by the Dolphins because he wouldn’t tank and wouldn’t do various things in violation of the anti-tampering rules, and is further alleging that his interview with the Giants (and a previous interview with the Broncos) was a mere sham to comply with the Rooney Rule.

Moreover, the lawsuit goes through the long history of racial divisions in the sport, and alleged discriminations, while proposing a class action for all similarly situated individuals. It is extensive, it is legitimate, and it is important. This lawsuit is going to have implications that range much wider than Flores’s individual case, and are going to take longer than this post to break down. I’m still digesting, to be honest. The full suit is here.

UPDATE – The NFL chimes in:

UPDATE – The Giants release a statement:

UPDATE 2: A statement from Brian Flores:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.