Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL for racial discrimination in its hiring process has been amended to include the Houston Texans. Flores, who filed his original lawsuit while he was considered a finalist for the Texans’ head coaching vacancy, claims the Texans removed him from consideration as a form of retaliation “due to his decision to file this action and speak publicly about systemic discrimination in the NFL.”
When Flores filed his lawsuit Feb. 1, he still was a candidate for head coaching vacancies with the Texans and Saints. Media reports had the Texans’ finalists for the job as Flores, as well as Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and former backup quarterback Josh McCown, who both are white. Later, Gannon was reported to be out of contention for the job, leaving just Flores and McCown, who has no NFL or college coaching experience.