The NFL files to transfer Brian Flores’ lawsuit to arbitration under Roger Goodell | Ovarian Report

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The NFL and six of its teams — the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals — have filed for special arbitration in a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Brian Flores, Athletic player Daniel Wallach.

In February, Flores lawsuit NFL, dolphins, broncos and giants. In his lawsuit, he said Giants only interviewed him to fulfill the requirements of the Rooney rule – which states that teams must conduct at least one in-person interview with an outside candidate of color for general manager position or head coach vacancies – had already decided to hire Brian Daboll.

Flores used a text exchange with Bill Belichick to back up this assessment, with Belichick texting him that he had heard from “Buffalo and NYG that you’re their man” before interviewing Flores.

He said that Belichick also texted him: “Sorry – I’m done with this. I checked the script and misread it. I think they call it Brian Dabol. I’m sorry about that.”

Daboll was previously the Bills offensive coordinator.

Flores also said that during a 2019 interview with the Denver Broncos, several CEOs showed up late and looked like they were starving.

He said Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered to pay $100,000 per loss in the 2019 season to try tanks for a better pick. He also said that Ross tried to get him to tamper with midfield for another team after that season and did so again in Winter 2020.

Joe Shad from Palm Beach Post It was reported in February that the quarterback in question was Tom Brady:

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Tom Brady was quarterback Stephen Ross who allegedly wanted to meet Brian Flores at an alleged yacht meeting before Brady was a free agent according to a league source.

Flores added later Texas to his suit, saying the team rejected his appointment for the vacant special coach position this off-season in retaliation for his lawsuit.

Former Cardinal coach Steve Wilkes and former NFL assistant coach Ray Horton later joined the lawsuit, with Wilkes saying the Cardinals hired him as “Bridge coach” in 2018 and unfairly fired him after just one season.

Meanwhile, Horton accused the Titans of bringing him in for a “sham interview” in 2016, saying they had already chosen to appoint Mike Mullarkey as head coach and only interviewed him to satisfy Rooney’s base.

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