Brian Flores is going scorched earth on the NFL and New York Giants … filing an explosive lawsuit where the former Dolphins head coach alleges the team’s hiring practices were rooted in racism, and he claims a text from Bill Belichick proves it.
The 40-year-old coach filed the class action lawsuit in district court in New York on Tuesday … and it’s shocking.
Flores says he received a text from his former boss and Patriots head coach days before he interviewed with the Giants. During the conversation, Flores says BB congratulated him on landing the new gig.
BF was confused by the comment because he had yet to go in for his scheduled interview, and asked Bill if he had an inside track to their decision.
Belichick eventually admits he’d misread the information he received … and tells Flores it was actually a different Brian — Brian Daboll — who got the Giants job.
Flores insists this is proof he was only brought in for an interview to satisfy the Rooney Rule — which requires teams to interview a minority candidate when a head coaching job opens up.
Brian — who says there’s only 1 Black head coach (Mike Tomlin) and 6 GM’s — is suing on the behalf of all prospective Black coaches and front office employees.
Flores is asking the court to fix the NFL’s alleged discriminatory hiring practices, in addition to damages.
There’s more … Flores also accuses Dolphins owner Stephen Ross of offering to pay him $100K per loss — in an effort to tank the season and get a better draft pick.
Flores says when he refused to play ball, he was labeled as being difficult to work with, and ultimately fired.
“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,” the lawsuit reads.
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