New NFL Diversity Panel Includes Ex-NJ AG, Riley Safer Head

By Rachel Scharf (March 28, 2022, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The National Football League has announced a new committee to examine hiring diversity in the wake of ex-Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' bombshell discrimination lawsuit, with advisers including New Jersey's former attorney general and the managing partner of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP.

The NFL announced the formation of a "Diversity Advisory Committee" on Monday, roughly two months after Flores filed a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court alleging the league and its teams systemically pass over Black applicants for coaches and general manager jobs.

Flores pointed out that while NFL players are predominantly Black, team leadership remains overwhelmingly white...

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