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Bill Belichick Was Asked About The Brian Flores Lawsuit

Brian Flores and Bill Belichick on the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins shakes hands with head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots after a Dolphins victory at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is considered a key person in former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' lawsuit against several NFL teams. Today, he was asked to address any potential role in the controversy.

Speaking to the media at the NFL owners meeting today, Belichick was asked if he communicated at all with New York Giants co-owner John Mara or someone within the organization about their hiring process. Flores contends that Belichick had insider information about who the Giants were hiring earlier this offseason.

But in typical Bill Belichick fashion, his response was to give no response. “Can’t comment on it,” Belichick said in response to the questions, via ProFootballTalk.

It probably would have been prudent for Belichick to deny the allegations. But for legal reasons he probably couldn't comment one way or another.

In his lawsuit, Brian Flores presents evidence that Bill Belichick texted him to congratulate him on getting the New York Giants head coaching job. But Belichick mistakenly texted Flores instead of Brian Daboll, who actually received the job.

This may have prompted Flores to believe that the Giants only interviewed him to comply with the Rooney Rule.

Litigation like this could take months or even years before it's resolved. The NFL teams that Flores has sued have contended that they don't intend to settle. But the continuous media coverage might force their hand.

Do you think Bill Belichick had a role in any of the controversy?