On the eve of SuperBowl weekend, news continues to cloud the National Football League regarding Brian Flores, as his representatives allege his lawsuit prevented the hiring of the former Dolphins coach for the Houston Texans job.
Last week, Flores filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL alleging discrimination last week. The discrimination stemmed from job interviews linked to the Denver Broncos and New York Giants, in which Flores was not given a fair chance to prove his worth.
Due to the lack of intent in the interviews, it is speculated that Flores’ opportunities only appeared to be due to the Rooney Rule, which ensures that every team must interview one black candidate for a coaching job.
It stands as a topic of conversation in mass media, as this season, the lone Black coach in the entire league was Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Flores was a shoo-in for the Texans’ position as of last week. However, potentially in light of the controversy, Houston signed with Lovie Smith, a fellow black coach.
The case is still ongoing, as it calls to question, will the ex-Dolphin coach be hired once more? Reportedly still craving a head coaching bid, it may stand as a tall task as the plight of the black coach in the NFL unfolds.