Former Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores’ Lawsuit Demands Change to the Current State of the NFL

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Brian Flores, former Miami Dolphins head coach, is kicking off Black History Month by pushing against internal racism inside of the NFL. The Black coach is suing the National Football League along with the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and the New York Giants for the alleged racial discrimination he's endured over the last few years. On top of that, he's being represented by Wigdor Law LLP, the same law firm that represented the sexual assault victims of Harvey Weinstein.

This comes a little under a month after the Dolphins fired the Black coach despite leading them to back-to-back winning seasons, an accomplishment the team hasn't seen since 2003.

Flores claims his success went against the wishes of the Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross, who expected Flores to tank during his first season so that Miami could gain a favorable draft position. The suit states that Ross went as far as to offer Coach Flores $100,000 for every loss he could muster that season. Much to the dismay of Stephen Ross, the new coach didn't bite and led his team to win most of their games that year.

The lawsuit also reported that Ross tried to get Brian Flores to recruit a "predominant quarterback" to the team. However, this action would've violated NFL tampering rules. Flores refused to cooperate with Ross' request repeatedly, even leaving a yacht party after learning that said quarterback was "coincidently" going to be there.

"From that point forward, Mr. Flores was ostracized an