Brian Flores continues his fight against racial discrimination amongst black coaches in the NFL and he even got more support on Thursday as former Arizona Cardinals coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton have joined him in his lawsuit. Now, Flores has fired even more shots at the Miami Dolphins, who canned him this offseason.
As we know, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly offered Flores $100,000 per loss to tank in 2019 so the team could get the highest possible draft pick. Now, according to Flores’ attorneys, the ex-HC even send a memorandum to the Miami front office, including GM Chris Grier and CEO Tom Garfinkel, letting them know about the fishy business. Yet, it seems they either didn’t care, or chose to ignore it.
The amended complaint also expands on allegations that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered Flores $100,000 per loss during the 2019 season — his first as head coach — in an attempt to “tank” to strengthen the value of the Dolphins’ draft pick. It states that Flores sent a memorandum on Dec. 4, 2019, to general manager Chris Grier, CEO Tom Garfinkel and senior vice president of football and business administration Brandon Shore in which he “detailed the toxicity that existed within the organization and explained the unreasonable position he was being placed in by the team ownership and upper management.”
Flores’ attorneys said that the NFL has a copy of that memorandum.
More hot water for the Dolphins. The lawsuits against the NFL and several teams, including Miami, are ongoing. Brian Flores isn’t giving in and his team is even more powerful now with two coaches who have dealt with similar situations because of their skin color.