Brian Flores calls John Elway in his lawsuit

Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins watches during the second half of a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at the Allegiant Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime.
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Brian Flores has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and several teams over alleged racial discrimination.

The New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos are all in the spotlight as Flores seems to raise what he sees as the unfair culture of the NFL.

His main contention is that he has been interviewed several times just to meet the requirements of the Rooney rule.

This rule states that a team must interview a minority candidate for job openings.

Of course, this rule can be abused if teams conduct fake interviews just to satisfy the requirement.

Flores claims this happened with the Giants this year, and also in 2019 with the Denver Broncos.

The lawsuit alleges that John Elway and others showed up for an interview an hour late, clearly “ragged” from apparently partying the night before.

Flores also claims that the interview lacked depth to the point where he realized it was simply to fit the Rooney rule.

Flores reveals a dark side of the NFL

This is, of course, a serious allegation, and the Broncos are the latest team to issue a statement on the matter.

In the end, this lawsuit is outrageous.

Flores is just one of many coaches who experience this reality with interviews that have no chance of leading to jobs.

He was even able to get a head coach job at the Miami Dolphins, but it turned out to be a tough tenure due to owner Stephen Ross.

It goes without saying that it is incredibly rude and unprofessional to show up for an interview late and hangover.

Unfortunately, this seems to be the way some teams do business to mark a field in the hiring process.

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