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Steelers Owner Explains Why Team Hired Brian Flores

Brian Flores on the Miami Dolphins.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers hired former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores as a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach.

There was a point where people wondered if Flores would receive another job offer because he filed a lawsuit against the NFL. The Steelers, however, saw an opportunity to add a coach with a strong résumé to their staff.

During the NFL owners meeting on Tuesday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II was asked about the team's decision to hire Flores.

Rooney made it known that Flores was hired because of his work on the field.

"We hired Brian because we think he is a qualified coach and will be an asset to us," Rooney II said, via ESPN's Brooke Pryor. "You know, the lawsuit can create an awkward situation at times. But, irrespective of the lawsuit, we remain committed -- I remain committed -- to improving the situation in every way we can, and we've been working hard to do that."

As for Flores' lawsuit, Rooney made it clear that Pittsburgh will not be involved in that matter.

"I can't really comment on the lawsuit itself," he explained. "That's something that we agree that he'll pursue his end of it, we'll pursue our end of it and that's sort of going to happen outside the building."

Flores led the Dolphins to back-to-back winning seasons before being fired. He'll have the chance to improve his stock in Pittsburgh.