Brian Flres decision to sue the national Football League has sent shockwaves not only through the sport, but all sports as a whole.
In an interview with Jori Epstein of USA TODAY Sports, Jones agreed with Flores when he stated that the FL needs to do better when it comes to hiring diverse coaches.
“I can see it’s an area, one of many, that we can do better,” Jones said. “The area has some good attention. This is obvious if you look through that that the league and coaches are trying to improve there.”
“I think the fact that it’s an issue shows not only the league’s willingness to address and do better,” Jones added. “I think the fact that it’s being discussed as to how the Rooney Rule or what drives the Rooney Rule could be better. In the case of coach Flores’ complaint, he’s saying it could be better and the processes create positive result for the league.”
Flores alleges that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross attempted to give him money so he would lose more games and help the franchise get a better draft pick. Flores says that as the team won games late in the season, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier told him Ross was “mad” that the on-field success was “compromising [the team’s] draft position.”
Flores alleges he was “treated with disdain and held out as someone who was noncompliant and difficult to work with.”
He also recognizes that this lawsuit and exposing of the NFL pracitces might cost him his career, but if it brings about change, he is fairly okay with it.
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