Report: Two More Coaches Set to Join Brian Flores’ Lawsuit vs NFL
Two additional NFL coaches are set to join Pittsburgh Steelers senior defensive assistant Brian Flores in his lawsuit against the league alleging discrimination in its hiring practices, according to multiple reports.
Flores’ initial lawsuit implicated the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, as well as the NFL at large, but the two additional plaintiffs will bring another two franchises into the fold.
According to NBC Sports’ Mike Florio, these two plaintiffs will join the lawsuit when Flores files an amended complaint on April 8.
They will also allege racial bias in the league’s hiring practices, and will reportedly even name the owners of the two still unknown additional teams as defendants in the case.
The report of two new defendants comes shortly after New York Giants owner John Mara said that he will not settle the lawsuit with Flores because the allegations are “false.”
Flores first filled the lawsuit on Feb. 1. Not only did he accuse the Giants of conducting a sham interview with him after they had already hired Brian Daboll as their next head coach, but he also alleges Broncos brass showed up hungover to his interview in 2019 and that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tried to pay him $100,000 per loss in Miami.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hired Flores for his current role as senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach on Feb. 19.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said this week that he did not want Flores to be alone in his fight for equality.