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NFL seeks arbitration for Flores' racial discrimination suit

Jun. 22, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and six of its teams have filed for arbitration in the lawsuit that alleges they engaged in racial discrimination. If the league’s request is successful, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator. The league and the teams filed papers late...

Flores focused on new job with Steelers, not NFL lawsuit

Jun. 08, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Flores is trying to focus on the little picture, not the big one. So while the landmark class-action lawsuit Flores filed against the NFL and three teams in February over what he considers racist hiring practices winds its way through the legal system,...

Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Jun. 02, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates. Case in point: Ime Udoka,...

Steelers will have to fix leaky run defense without Tuitt

Jun. 02, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward knew it wasn't his place to try to convince Stephon Tuitt to return to the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl defensive lineman's hope, however, was that if his longtime running mate could find his way into the locker room at some point this spring,...

Steelers LB Bush focused on football, not uncertain future

Jun. 01, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Devin Bush needed to get away. So the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker retreated to Florida over the winter, where he found solitude and solace in the simple act of throwing on a pair of shoes and jogging for miles on the beach. The long runs proved...

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. ...