Brian Flores sues NFL, alleging racism in hiring practices

Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the NFL and three of its teams, alleging racial discrimination by the league’s teams in hiring practices.

Flores’ suit comes on the first day of Black History Month and on the heels of the New York Giants’ selection of Brian Daboll over him as head coach.

In documents filed on behalf of Flores in Manhattan federal court, the former coach, who was fired by the Dolphins despite a winning season, contends that his interview with the Giants was nothing more than a move to satisfy the Rooney Rule, which now requires teams to interview at least two external minority candidate for all head coaching vacancies. The Giants also interviewed Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier as well as Patrick Graham, the team’s defensive coordinator who was an internal candidate and would not have counted toward the Rooney Rule requirements.

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