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Brian Flores Is Reportedly Amending His Lawsuit Against NFL

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins looks on from the sideline during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores will reportedly amend his lawsuit against the NFL to include a claim against the Houston Texans.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Flores will be adding a retaliation claim against the Texans in his ongoing lawsuit, which was filed on February 1. The class action suit alleges racist hiring practices in the NFL.

Flores was reportedly a finalist for the Texans job, along with Josh McCown. At the last minute, Houston defensive coordinator Lovie Smith was revealed to be a candidate, and was eventually hired to be the franchise's new head coach.

Shortly after news of Smith's hiring broke, Flores' lawyers Doug Wigdor and John Elefterakis released a statement claiming it was "obvious" that the Texans only passed on hiring Flores because he is suing the league.

“Mr. Flores is happy to hear that the Texans have hired a Black head coach, Lovie Smith, as Mr. Flores’ goal in bringing his case is to provide real opportunities for Black and minority candidates to be considered for coaching and executive positions within the NFL,” the statement said. “However, we would be remiss not to mention that Mr. Flores was one of three finalists for the Texans’ head coach position and, after a great interview and mutual interest, it is obvious that the only reason Mr. Flores was not selected was his decision to stand up against racial inequality across the NFL.”

In his original lawsuit, Flores cited the New York Giants and Denver Broncos for allegedly holding "sham" interviews for him in order to comply with the league's Rooney Rule. He also accused Dolphins owner Stephen Ross of offering him money to lose games during the 2019 season.

Flores was let go by the Dolphins in January after three seasons as head coach. He went 24-25 with Miami, including a 19-14 mark in his 2020 and 2021.