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.