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In his interview with Bryant Gumbel at Real Sports, Brian Flores revealed that he did not sign a non-derogatory agreement for the Miami Dolphins.
Brian Flores is currently suing the NFL and three teams in particular for racial discrimination in the hiring process and in his firing of the Miami Dolphins. After being released by the Dolphins, Flores did not receive any of the nine available head coach jobs. Last week, Flores signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers to be their senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach.
Flores showed up Real sport on HBO and confirmed to host Bryant Gumbel that the Dolphins asked him to sign a non-derogatory agreement, which was presented by team owner Stephen Ross after his firing on Oct. 10, but he refused to do so. In addition, Flores’ lawyer, John Elefterakis, said he rejected “millions of dollars” in the process.
Below is a clip of Flores’ interview and a full transcript of the segment via Armando Salguero from Outkick.
Brian Flores reveals he refused to sign the non-disappearance deal for the Dolphins
Shortly after this clip surfaced on social media, the Dolphins released a statement in which they said Flores’ claims that Ross asked him to sign the non-degrading agreement were “categorically false.” In addition, the Dolphins ‘statement states that they are cooperating with the NFL’s investigation and that they are confident that Flores’ claims in his lawsuit will be proven false. You can read their full statement in ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques tweet below.
In his lawsuit, Flores claimed that Ross offered him $ 100,000 for every loss the team had in the 2019 season to ensure they received a better NFL Draft pick. You can see the details of his lawsuit against the NFL, Dolphins, New York Giants and Denver Broncos at this link.
Flores said in his interview with Gumbel that he did not sign the separation agreement so he could not remain silent in talking about his treatment of the dolphins. But the organization rejects these claims.