Brian Flores, the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, is in the midst of a lawsuit surrounding “racism in hiring” from all thirty-two teams in the NFL, most specifically the Dolphins, Giants, and Broncos. During all this, everyone’s least favorite NFL Coach, Bill Belichick, had a MAJOR screw up.
Everyone’s accidentally texted the wrong person, but I think Bill Belichick is the only person who has texted the wrong person and told them they were going to be the new head coach of an NFL team. He got Brian Flores confused with Brian Daboll, and Flores hadn’t even interviewed for the position yet. Let’s check the texts:
Yeah, you messed up there, Billy Boy.
The 58-page suit document includes a lot of other juicy details, like….
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told him (Flores) he’d pay $100,000 for every loss and when the Dolphins rallied late in the year to win 5 of the final 9 games, general manager Chris Grier passed along that “Steve” was “mad” because Flores was winning and that was “compromising [the team’s] draft position.”
Flores contends he was “defamed throughout the media and the League as he was labeled by the Dolphins brass as someone who was difficult to work with.” And, he contends, “This is reflective of an all too familiar angry black man stigma that is often casted upon black men who are strong in their morals and convictions while white men are coined as passionate for those very same attributes.”
Flores also contends his 2019 interview with the #Broncos was also a “sham interview.” He said then-GM John Elway and President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Ellis showed up to interview an hour late and “they looked completely disheveled, and it was obvious they had been drinking the night before.”
The NFL has already replied:
“The NFL and our clubs are deeply committed to ensuring equitable employment practices and continue to make progress in providing equitable opportunities throughout our organizations. Diversity is core to everything we do, and there are few issues on which our clubs and our internal leadership team spend more time. We will defend against these claims, which are without merit.”