The Ruiny Rule

“Included in Flores’ complaint are apparent screenshots of text messages in which New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick informed Flores that the Giants had already chosen Brian Daboll to be their new on-field leader while Flores was preparing to meet with Giants general manager Joe Schoen. If true, the Giants conducted a sham interview, which is prohibited under the Rooney Rule.” Brian Flores, who also claims Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross explicitly offered him $100,000 for each loss the team suffered in 2019, in an attempt to strengthen the value of the Dolphins’ NFL draft pick, has brought a lawsuit that shines a brutal light on the NFL’s hiring practices. The NFL describes the claim as without merit. The NFL also currently has only one Black head coach. You do the math.

+ In much less important NFL news, the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins and temporarily known as The Washington Football Team (a name I loved), will now be known as The Washington Commanders. There’s no point making a joke about the team name, because the best one was made more than a decade ago: Washington Redskins Change Their Name to DC Redskins.

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