Brian Flores had a second lease on his NFL coaching career when the Pittsburgh Steelers hired him as their linebackers coach.
It’s a position beyond his expertise, but earning money is essential.
After all, there’s a possibility of not getting any opportunity for a while after he sued the league.
Luckily, the franchise that has been the champion of equality and fairness gave him another chance.
Head coach Mike Tomlin knows the advantage of having another head coaching mind on the sidelines.
But as they steer the Steelers to success in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, Flores’ fight against the league continues.
More importantly, as ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter shared, he will get some back-up.
Breaking: Former Cardinals’ HC Steve Wilks and former defensive coordinator Ray Horton now have joined Brian Flores’ race discrimination class action lawsuit against the NFL and various teams.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 7, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Breaking: Former Cardinals’ HC Steve Wilks and former defensive coordinator Ray Horton now have joined Brian Flores’ race discrimination class-action lawsuit against the NFL and various teams.”
Wilks coached the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and finished with a 3-13 record.
Meanwhile, Horton was the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2012 under head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
A Rundown Of Flores’ Lawsuit
Flores claimed that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross offered him $100,000 for every loss.
If such a system is in place, Flores clearly didn’t follow it after leading the team to ten and nine victories in his last two seasons.
Sadly, he failed to make the playoffs in both years.
He also accused specific teams of unjust hiring processes of minority coaches.
He cited the Denver Broncos’ alleged job interview to satisfy the Rooney Rule.
Then there’s the congratulatory text Flores allegedly received from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Flores was scheduled to have an interview with the New York Giants when Belichick messed up in texting Flores instead of former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
If proven accurate, Flores’ interview would be a hoax because the Giants already had a coach all but hired.