Flores Lawyer: Unconscionable for Goodell to Arbitrate Suit

Attorney Douglas Wigdor said the NFL was trying to force “behind closed doors” the claims of Brian Flores and two other Black coaches.

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FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stands on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Nov. 21, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. Flores' lawyer told a judge Monday that arbitration is the wrong way to resolve the lawsuit, alleging racist hiring practices within the league, in part because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator and that would be “unconscionable.” (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a Black NFL coach who sued the league alleging racist hiring practices told a judge Monday that arbitration is the wrong way to resolve the lawsuit in part because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be the arbitrator and that would be “unconscionable.” Attorney Douglas Wigdor said the league was trying to force “behind closed doors” the claims of Brian Flores and two other Black coaches. None of the…

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