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Flores lawyer: Unconscionable for Goodell to arbitrate suit

May. 02, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a Black NFL coach who sued the league alleging racist hiring practices told a judge Monday that arbitration is the wrong way to resolve the lawsuit in part because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator and that would be “unconscionable.” ...

After landing Hill, the draft may be uneventful for Dolphins

Apr. 22, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The way the Miami Dolphins see things, they had the No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL draft. And they used it on the 165th pick in the 2016 draft. It makes sense. While most other general managers will spend the early rounds of the draft...

NFL gives defense against Black coaches' discrimination suit

Apr. 21, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is telling a judge there are multiple reasons why a lawsuit brought against it by three Black coaches who allege racist hiring practices should fail. In the letter released Thursday in advance of an initial hearing before a Manhattan federal judge, the...

Temple, Maryland rare D-I schools with top Black leadership

Apr. 15, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the past year, Temple has hired a new president, athletic director and football coach, all Black men. The moves have made Temple just the second school that plays major college football to have an African-American in all three of those high-profile positions,...

2 more Black coaches sue NFL alleging racial discrimination

Apr. 07, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Black coaches joined Brian Flores on Thursday in his lawsuit alleging racist hiring practices by the NFL when there are vacancies for coaches and general managers. The updated lawsuit in Manhattan federal court added coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton. ...

NFL owners approve rule change for OT in playoffs

Mar. 29, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took a few years, and for many fans that probably was too long. Still, the NFL has heard the cries of “unfair” and has adjusted its overtimes rules. Only for the postseason, though. The NFL is changing the sometimes...

NFL makes adjustments to Rooney Rule to aid minority hiring

Mar. 28, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To ensure more opportunities for diverse candidates, the NFL has added requirements on the hiring of offensive assistant coaches, and women in general. The moves announced Monday at the owners meeting include adjustments to the Rooney Rule adopted in 2003...

NFL owners not likely to make as much news as free agency

Mar. 27, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There's virtually no chance NFL owners will be competing during their meetings this week with the stream of big news made by trades and in free agency thus far this year. Nor are they likely to try. The headlines generated by the movement of...

Flores: Goodell should ensure case avoids forced arbitration

Mar. 14, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

Brian Flores wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to make sure his class-action lawsuit against the league and several teams over allegedly racist hiring practices isn't settled behind closed doors. Flores said Monday if Goodell truly wants to bring the kind of change the NFL's top...

Column: National Hypocrisy League shows true colors again

Mar. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EST

The National Hypocrisy League strikes again. The organization better known as the NFL moved quickly and decisively to punish receiver Calvin Ridley for betting legally on games while he was away from the Atlanta Falcons dealing with mental health issues. Ridley will be...