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Brian Flores Courageously Stands Up to the NFL’s Racist Billionaire Owners

Brian Flores has taken a stand against the NFL. This is not something to be taken lightly. He risked his entire career for the betterment of society and racism in the NFL. In a league run by empowered and out-of-control owners, it is with immense risk that Flores proceeds with this civil action.

Flores filed a class action lawsuit against the league and its 32 franchises citing racism, discrimination in NFL hiring practices and the racial makeup of NFL decision makers. Flores says the Miami Dolphins offered him $100,000 per loss in order to finish the season and get a better draft pick. It’s something the mainstream sports media picked up and desperately tried to make the story of over the uglier story of racism and discrimination rampant in “America’s Game.”

Brian Flores was a successful NFL coach

It’s likely that Flores will never have the opportunity to coach in the NFL again, which is a shame. He led the Miami Dolphins to two consecutive seasons for the first time in over 20 years before being let go at the end of the 2021 season. Previously, he was the de facto defensive architect behind the 13-3 victory for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams in February 2019.

Flores is well aware of the seriousness of this matter. He went on Don Lemon this week to say he’s doing this for his kids. He wants them to know they can hold top coaching and executive positions in the NFL despite the league’s current state of discrimination.

The NFL and a History of Racism

The NFL and its clan of owners are all too familiar with racial discrimination and controversy. After all, the league had to institute the Rooney Rule in 2003 to combat racial hiring practices when head coaches Tony Dungy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dennis Green of the Minnesota Vikings were both canned even though Dungy had a winning record and Green was coming off his first losing season in ten years.

Of course, that’s not even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the NFL and racism. Most are aware of the blackballing of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for their peaceful kneeling in protest of police brutality against black men and women. It took a near walkout and a demand from the league’s top players after the murder of George Floyd for the NFL to apologize and admit it needs to do better. Unfortunately, their press releases ring hollow like a Black Lives Matter sticker on the back of Karen’s Volvo.

NFLD denies claims, then flips

Within 24 hours of Brian Flores’ complaint being filed, the NFL issued a statement dismissing the allegations as baseless. Less than a week later, they walked back a memo from Roger Goodell saying the hiring practices were “unacceptable”. This is probably a legal move on his part to avoid liability. At the very least, it’s a long overdue reaction for a league with a current black head coach (Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers) in a league where 70% of the players are black. The imbalance would be laughable if not so tragic.

Nepotism reigns in the offices and the margins of the NFL. Flores submitted as evidence texts between him and Bill Belichick, where Belichick mistakenly believes he was texting former White Patriots assistant Brian Daboll. The text reveals that Flores was only a token interview and that the decision regarding the head coach of the New York Giants had already been made.

Belichick comes across as geriatric in the text messages, but even worse, he’s someone with big influence in the league. One has to wonder if Belichick even discussed Flores with the Giants as a plausible candidate despite having B-Flo on his 2018 championship squad. Belichick also showed favoritism towards less experienced candidates, including his son. Steven in favor of more experienced former NFL players like Jerod Mayo in terms of appointing his defensive unit leader.

Hold On Brian Flores

I encourage Brian Flores to dig. Take the NFL to trial and put them through the discovery phase of the legal process. This is something the NFL would like to avoid at all costs. The finances and internal workings of the NFL are historically private and could be used against them in future negotiations with the NFLPA.

In the end, the road will be tough for Flores. He chose the road less traveled for the betterment of the world around him. And essentially sacrificed his livelihood for the greater good. Brian Flores is obviously a person of principle. Hopefully, the tribunal and the judicial process can be principled as well.

Author: The average

The Mean is the founder of Loud News Net. He is a believer in equality, positive vibes, human rights, cannabis as medicine and not being an asshole. Before he started Loud, he spent his time making beats, writing rhymes, navigating boardrooms, solving problems, surviving, and being grateful. PS He manages the social accounts. Sorry.

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