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Lawyers for Brian Flores, other coaches blast idea of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell leading arbitration in racial bias lawsuit

NEW YORK -- Lawyers for three Black NFL coaches alleging racial bias by the league took aim at commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday in their latest arguments against arbitrating a dispute they say belongs before a jury.

In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, the lawyers wrote that arbitration would allow "unconscionably biased one-sided 'kangaroo courts'" to decide the outcome of the lawsuit filed in February by Brian Flores, who was fired in January as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He is now an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Two other coaches -- Carolina Panthers defensive passing game coordinator Steve Wilks and former NFL defensive coordinator Ray Horton -- later joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.

Their lawyers said Goodell, who would lead the arbitration if the case is not decided by a jury, could not be fair in overseeing and ruling on the dispute as to whether the NFL engages in systemic discrimination. They included in their submission articles about Goodell's salary and other personal details.

They cited the hundreds of millions of dollars he earns from teams, his public statement that the lawsuit is without merit and the likelihood that he could be a witness in the case.

In June, lawyers for the NFL and six of its teams said arbitration was required because the coaches had agreed in their contracts to multiple arbitration provisions "that squarely cover their claims." They also said the coaches were required to go to arbitration individually rather than as a group.

Lawyers for the league and its teams did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday from The Associated Press.

Letting Goodell preside over the case would "deviate from established authority and societal norms" and create a new standard for arbitration that would let it be approved "no matter how biased and unfair the process," lawyers for the coaches said in their latest submission.

They added that it would "embolden employers to create manifestly unfair arbitrations with assurance that they will be approved by the courts."

"If the Court compels arbitration, scores of employers following this case, and those who learn of it, will undoubtedly change their arbitration clauses to permit the appointment of an obviously biased decision-maker," the lawyers said.

Several weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni denied a request by lawyers for the coaches to gather additional evidence before she rules on whether the case must go to arbitration.

That move made it more likely she will rule on the arbitration issue within weeks rather than months.
 

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I agree and disagree at the same time. You ALWAYS do something, no matter how miniscule whether it is greeting, vernacular or just the universal head nod when dealing with people that look like you. It is a big deal, but it shouldn't be a big deal and the fact that white reporters are pushing it telling him that it is a big deal seems creepy.
 

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I agree and disagree at the same time. You ALWAYS do something, no matter how miniscule whether it is greeting, vernacular or just the universal head nod when dealing with people that look like you. It is a big deal, but it shouldn't be a big deal and the fact that white reporters are pushing it telling him that it is a big deal seems creepy.
Agreed
 

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Howie checked him on the spot. Mike barely had time to let the crazy comment sink in. Terry might be reaching the time to retire age. No need to bring out the pitch forks. He over stepped trying to make a point though.
 

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Fritz Pollard group initiates inquiry into Colts' Jeff Saturday hire

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization whose mission is to champion diversity in the NFL, wants to take a closer look at the Indianapolis Colts' hiring of interim head coach Jeff Saturday.

The organization released a statement Thursday reading, "In light of the recent interim head coaching hire in Indianapolis, the FPA has initiated an inquiry with the NFL into whether this hiring process conformed with NFL Hiring Guidelines for naming an interim Head Coach."

League spokesperson Brian McCarthy told ESPN after Saturday was named to the position on Nov. 7 that interim head coach appointments are not subject to the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview at least two minority candidates for head-coaching positions. McCarthy said the team will be required to conduct a search that complies with the Rooney Rule after the season when seeking to make a permanent hire.
It's unclear what specific guidelines are in question. A message left for FPA director Rod Graves was not immediately returned.

Colts owner Jim Irsay, who in 2002 hired Tony Dungy -- who later became the first Black coach to win a Super Bowl -- said after hiring Saturday, "At the end of the season, there will be a full process of reviewing permanent head coach, which we will have an interview process for and go from there. This is for eight games and hopefully more."

He later replied to a reporter's question by saying, "There is no problem or perception, except some of you guys make it a problem or perception."

 
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