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Dolphins Ex-Coach Wants to Depose NFL Commissioner in Bias Suit

  • Commissioner can’t be fair because of his job, pay, they argue
  • NFL wants to move case to arbitration that Goodell would lead
Brian Flores

Brian Flores

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Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and two other Black coaches suing the National Football League over claims of systemic racism in hiring for management jobs want to depose Commissioner Roger Goodell about his alleged biases.

The request made in a Friday letter to a Manhattan federal judge is part of a fight over whether the case will remain in court or be sent to arbitration. The NFL moved to compel arbitration last week, but Doug Wigdor, the coaches’ lawyer, said that would be unacceptable because Goodell would then decide the case.