The Brian Flores case against the NFL just took an interesting turn.
To combat the lawsuit from the former Miami Dolphins coach, the NFL hired former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch to combat Flores’ allegations. She will be working with Brad Karp, chairman of the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison law firm in Minnesota, to fight Flores’ claims.
The irony here is that Lynch was the first black woman appointed to lead the Justice Department, which is a landmark hire for those who care for that sort of thing. Now, she will be defending an organization accused of preventing people with her skin color from getting hired for high-level jobs.
My, how the tables have turned.
What makes this whole situation more ironic is that Lynch will likely not have a hard time defeating her opponent, simply by virtue of Flores digging his own grave with his actions.
Flores made a habit of hiring white coaches to his staff when he had the power to make those decisions. Outkick author Armando Salguero highlighted in a February piece how Flores helped perpetuate the problem he thinks exists in the NFL:
- Hired four offensive coordinators, three of whom were white
- Hired four offensive line coaches, three of whom, again, were white
- In total, hired 15 white and five black employees to his staff while coaching Miami
Now, I’m no Sherlock Holmes, but it seems to me that maybe the Flores’ case against the NFL does not hold much water when you examine it closely. If at least one black man is hiring white men to do jobs he thinks black men should have, why is he accusing the NFL of being a racist organization?
Is anyone else confused?
Sunny Hostin claims the NFL needs to do more in terms of "racial equity." pic.twitter.com/zYSkiaXvuW— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 14, 2022