The NFL has been riddled with major scandals for several years.
The league finally rebounded from the anti-American anthem protests and posted solid ratings this year.
Now the NFL is in massive trouble after one stunning allegation.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick lit a fuse when he accused the NFL of racism and collusion.
Kaepernick launched the anti-American anthem protests in 2016, and found himself out of the league after that season when the team finished 2-14.
He blamed injustice when all 31 other teams passed on signing him instead of his bad attitude and bad play.
Now fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is picking up Kaepernick’s torch and he’s attempting to burn down the league.
Flores, who is black, is suing the NFL and three teams (Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Denver Broncos) for discrimination.
Flores claims he was given token interviews with the Giants and Broncos because of the NFL’s Rooney Rule, a protocol put in place to ensure that at least one minority hire is interviewed for a head-coaching position.
The Dolphins, Giants, and Broncos all deny Flores’s explosive allegations.
Flores claimed that Broncos executive and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway showed up hungover to his interview.
“While I was not planning to respond publicly to the false and defamatory claims by Brian Flores, I could not be silent any longer with my character, integrity and professionalism being attacked…I took Coach Flores very seriously as a candidate for our head coaching position in 2019 and enjoyed our three-and-a-half hour interview with him. Along with the rest of our group, I was prepared, ready and fully engaged during the entire interview as Brian shared his experience and vision for our team.”
Elway went on to explain that he had taken a redeye flight to meet with Flores because that was the only interview slot available to the team.
“For Brian to make an assumption about my appearance and state of mind early that morning was subjective, hurtful and just plain wrong. If I appeared ‘disheveled’ as he claimed, it was because we had flown during the middle of night — immediately following another interview in Denver — and were going on a few hours sleep to meet the only window provided.”
Predictably, the Democrat Media Complex has taken up Flores’s fight.
He immediately sat for in-studio interviews on multiple corporate press networks.
Flores’s suit certainly feels like orchestration.
The lawsuit was supposedly spurred by a text message he got from former mentor Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots.
Belichick gave Flores and eventual Giants head coach Brian Daboll their starts in the NFL.
Belichick supposedly sent a congratulatory text message to Flores on getting the Giants’ job, but he meant to send it to Daboll.
The whole mess with the Giants happened over the span of a few days, yet Flores was able to line up a lawsuit with a big firm and set up major interviews.
Flores’s lawsuit begins:
“As this Class Action Complaint is filed on the first day of Black History Month, we honor the brave leaders that fought so hard to help break down racial barriers of injustice. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson and Mamie Till, to name only a few….As described throughout this Class Action NFL remains rife with racism, particularly when it comes to the hiring and retention of Black Head Coaches, Coordinators and General Managers..”
The NFL is a major target, and bad-faith actors are looking to take swings at the league.