Former NFL head coach Brian Flores’ crusade against the league is gaining traction.
For the record, he doesn’t want the NFL to shut down.
All he wants is for the teams to clean up their act, especially during the hiring process for coaches or front office personnel.
Part of his lawsuit stems from the alleged unfavorable situations he experienced when he went to interview with the Denver Broncos.
There’s also Bill Belichick’s text which might have signified that the New York Giants already hired a head coach and was merely interviewing Flores to satisfy the Rooney Rule.
However, the Miami Dolphins are at the forefront of his complaints, including the alleged monetary offer of $100,000 per loss from team owner Stephen M. Ross.
It would take time before the court can verify the merits of Flores’ complaints.
But until then, more people will be backing him up, as ESPN Nation reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers Brooke Pryor shared.
Two other coaches are expected to join Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the league, a source familiar with the situation tells me.
Two other teams are expected to be implicated, extending all the way up to the ownership level, per source.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) March 28, 2022
Pryor tweeted, “Two other coaches are expected to join Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the league, a source familiar with the situation tells me. Two other teams are expected to be implicated, extending all the way up to the ownership level, per source.”
This legal battle encompasses more individuals as days go by.
Risking Their Future For The Greater Good
While the identity of the two coaches joining Flores hasn’t been revealed, they are risking their coaching future by suing the league and its teams.
It’s a huge price to pay for the benefit of future coaches and front-office executives.
Flores was on that path when the lawsuit dropped.
Luckily, the Steelers saved his career by hiring him as linebackers coach.
He is overqualified for the position, especially after leading the Dolphins to consecutive winning seasons.
But that’s better than nothing, while he continues to fight for what is right.