Brian Flores continues to be in the NFL headlines for his stance against the league. But the latest update on the NFL coach is that he reportedly left millions of dollars on the table when he decided not to sign a two-year non-disparagement agreement (NDA) presented to him by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross last month.

This was revealed by Flores and his attorneys Doug Wigdor and John Elefterakis when they were interviewed by Bryant Gumbel of HBO’s “Real Sports. The episode was set to appear on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

“To Coach Flores’ credit, he wasn’t going to sign that, because… it wasn’t about the money,” Wigdor told Gumbel. “If it was about the money, he would have signed it. What he did instead was he filed this lawsuit so that he could help other coaches, now… and in the future.”

Rather than get the undisclosed millions, Flores instead sued the NFL and three teams for racial discrimination. The three NFL teams are the Dolphins, New York Giants and the Denver Broncos.

Also, Flores alleged that Ross had offered him a $100,000 bonus for each game that the Dolphins lost. This move was reportedly meant to improve the team’s chances of securing a top draft pick. The Miami Dolphins owner rebuked these claims.

“Just signing that separation agreement would have really silenced me,” Flores stated to Gumbel.

The Dolphins issued a statement and branded the claims of Flores as “categorically false.”

“This just did not happen and we simply cannot understand why Brian continues this pattern of making unfounded statements that he knows are untrue,” the statement said. “We are fully cooperating with the NFL investigation and look forward to all of the facts coming out which we are confident will prove that his claims are false and defamatory.”

Since being fired in January, Flores has hooked up with a new NFL team. He was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he will serve as a defensive assistant under coach Mike Tomlin, one of the NFL’s two black head coaches.

Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins
Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins Getty Images | Michael Reaves

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