Fbefore Miami Dolphins trainer Brian Flowers sued the NFL and his former team, plus New York Giants and Denver Broncos on questions related to his work on the South Florida team and job interviews with the other two teams mentioned here.
Money for losing in Miami?
The Dolphins hired Flores for the 2019 season and after a poor start to the season, according to allegations in a 58-page lawsuit released by the head coach, owner Stephen Ross reportedly offered him $100,000 for every game he lost this season to take the top pick in next year’s draft.
As Miami improved at the end of that campaign and started winning games, the general manager Chris Greer Flores reportedly said the owner was angry with him for not following his instructions and even pressured him to pick a well-known quarterback that the strategist turned down so as not to break the rules of the game. hacking rules since they were still in business.
The pressure was such that in 2020 he forced him to go to the yacht where the specified quarterback would be, after the refusal, Ross accused him of being dismissive of him. he was finally fired on January 10 last yeardespite a great end to the season.
A simulated interview with the giants?
In the case of the Giants, it is alleged that the Giants had a head coach vacancy and forced him to come to the interview simply to perform the famous “Rooney Rulewhen they have already decided Brian Daball to fill the position.
According to Flores’ lawsuit, he spoke to Big Blue officials in an interview on January 18, after which the team hired a general manager. Joe Sean and scheduled a second interview for January 27th.
A few days later, Flores received a text message from the head coach. Bill Belichicka former Giants assistant who, before his second interview, congratulated him on getting the job in New York and that buffalo bills also knew about it.
Flores then asked Belichick to clarify whether he had spoken to Brian correctly, since his namesake named Daball worked as an account protection coordinator, Belichick apologized and said that he had confused his conversation with Brian Daball.
John Elway didn’t take him seriously?
In the case of the Broncos, Flores said he went through a similar process in an interview about their 2019 head coaching vacancy, in the lawsuit he says the CEO John Elway arrived with a hangover from binge and binge an hour later than agreed.
In the case of the Giants and Broncos, Flores cites fictitious enforcement of the “Rooney Rule” that requires teams to interview a minority candidate for their positions in order to be inclusive when hiring their staff, however, according to a former defense coordinator New England Patriotsboth teams interviewed him, using him for paperwork and not being a real candidate for the position.