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Local leader reacts to former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores’ lawsuit – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – County officers in Miami-Dade are reacting to Brian Flores’ lawsuit towards the NFL over alleged racist hiring practices.

“We are aware of the lawsuit that’s been filed by former coach Brian Flores. We are monitoring the situation, as well as the board,” mentioned Pierre Rutledge with the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Committee. “Allegations are allegations. There are going to be allegations, there are going to be responses on the other side but we just think it’s too early to weigh in one way or another.”

The root of the lawsuit stems from a textual content message thread obtained from New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick three days earlier than Flores’ scheduled Giants interview.

Flores alleges he spoke with the Giants by way of Zoom on Jan. 18 concerning the opening and had finalized a second interview.

Then, Flores is claiming, Belichick mistakenly despatched him a textual content message dialog being informed the job was going to Brian Daboll — which it did.

Flores felt that his second interview was a ruse and filed swimsuit.

“We’ll see what happens, [Dolphins owner] Stephen Ross has got a lot of money and will have some very good attorneys so good luck,” mentioned Sports Xtra Insider Drew Rosenhaus.

During his time because the head coach in Miami, Flores was outspoken concerning the wrestle of being a Black man in at this time’s America.

“I’m a son of immigrants, I’m Black, I grew up poor,” he mentioned throughout a earlier media convention. “I grew up in New York during the stop-and-frisk era so I’ve been stopped because I fit a description before.”

Ross mentioned he fired Flores as a result of he needed to enhance the workforce’s communication.

Flores’ swimsuit alleges Ross arrange a secret unlawful meeting on his yacht within the winter of 2020 for Flores to meet with a sure free-agent quarterback — who was reported to be Tom Brady.

If Flores would have met with Brady, it could have damaged the league’s tampering guidelines.

“I’m told that quarterback was Tom Brady at the time and Flores left the meeting and did not partake in it and said he was treated with disdain after that,” mentioned an NFL reporter.

He determined to go away.

However, what impression the lawsuit can have on Flores’ teaching future stays unknown.

The league responded to the lawsuit with an announcement studying partially:

“Diversity is core to everything we do, and there are few issues on which our clubs and our internal leadership team spend more time. We will defend against these claims which are without merit.”

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