In light of Brian Flores’ recent accusations, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to all 32 teams claiming the league is ready to take action. Flores’ camp is not buying it one bit, though.
Goodell made it known through his statement that the NFL is preparing to take the necessary steps not just to review its current policies to promote diversity, but to exact change with the help of “outside experts” as well as input from players, coaches, and other advocates for diversity.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all clubs this morning regarding coaching diversity and admitted “the results have been unacceptable.” pic.twitter.com/Hyhwu0mEJY
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2022
However, Brian Flores’ attorneys Doug Wigdor and John Elefterakis were swift in their response to the NFL commissioner’s statement.
“The statement made today by the Commissioner is, on the surface, a positive first step,” said Brian Flores’ camp. “But we suspect that this is more of a public relations ploy than real commitment to change. … We would be pleased to talk to the Commissioner about real change, but unfortunately he has not reached out to us to engage in such a discussion. In fact, nobody from the NFL has reached out to us.”
Statement from Doug Wigdor and John Elefterakis, attorneys for Brian Flores, in response to today’s NFL statement. pic.twitter.com/mCzFrXN1UC
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 5, 2022
Brian Flores and his attorneys are calling the commissioner’s bluff that the statement was nothing more than for PR purposes rather than of any real consequence.