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NFL Asks Court to Move Black Coaches’ Racism Suit to Arbitration

June 22, 2022, 2:42 PM

The National Football League asked a federal judge to force former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and two other Black coaches to privately arbitrate their claims of systemic racism in hiring for management positions.

In a court filing late Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, the NFL said the coaches’ contracts with their teams and the league all required that such disputes be handled by arbitration rather than through a lawsuit.

“Issues of racial diversity in professional football have long been and still are the focus of numerous diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the NFL and its member clubs,” ...