At least two more NFL coaches have joined ex-Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing the National Football League for alleged racial discrimination in its hiring procedures.

Steve Wilks and Ray Horton have joined Flores for NFL malpractices. It will be recalled that Flores was the first to file a lawsuit, alleging that the New York Giants interviewed him but never intended to hire him. Buffalo Bills assistant coach Brian Daboll was said to be the top choice all along.

Now, Wilk and Horton are following suit.

Wilk claims he was hired as a bridge coach by the Arizona Cardinals and was allegedly never really given any chance to succeed. In a report from TMZ, his stint was branded as a move to simply “keep the seat warm” until the Cardinals found a replacement.

Wilks was fired after finishing with a 3-13 win-loss record with the Cards. It was the worst record for the franchise but the 52-year-old contends he was not given the proper time to develop the team and its culture.

"Mr. Wilks was never given close to the same opportunity. 262. Like many other Black Head Coaches, Mr. Wilks has never been given a second opportunity to become the Head Coach of any other NFL team," the suit read.

Horton, now retired, bats that the Tennessee Titans interviewed him only to satisfy the Rooney Rule. This rule requires the minority candidates to be interviewed for head coaching and senior football operation jobs.

For Horton, the move was a big sham and meant to deliberately show the Titans were an equal opportunity employer willing to consider a minority candidate to fill their head coaching vacancy.

"The rush to interview him was an orchestrated attempt to make it appear that the Titans had complied with the Rooney Rule and otherwise appear to have given an equal opportunity to Black candidates so the team could announce the pre-made decision to hire Mr. Mularkey as Head Coach," Horton’s lawsuit read.

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

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