Former Dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a class-action

lawsuit against the NFL and its teams on Tuesday, alleging the league

has not only engaged in discriminatory hiring practices against Black candidates 

 but has also conducted sham interviews under the pretense of following the Rooney Rule.

The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York

 alleges the NFL and its teams to have violated Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; 

 the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination; the New York State Human Rights Law; and the New York City Human Rights Law.