Brian Flores’s lawful team released a statement on Monday night on the Texans’ choice to hire Lovie Smith as the franchise’s new coach. 

In the statement, attorneys Douglas Wigdor and John Elefterakis explained that Flores is “happy to hear” that Houston employed a Black head mentor. Nonetheless, they reported that their customer, who was a finalist for the Texans task, was not picked for the situation for the reason that of his “decision to stand up from racial inequality throughout the NFL.”

“Mr. Flores is satisfied to listen to that the Texans have employed a Black head mentor, Lovie Smith, as Mr. Flores’ aim in bringing his case is to present real prospects for Black and minority candidates to be considered for coaching and executive positions within just the NFL,” the assertion explained. “However, we would be remiss not to point out that Mr. Flores was one of three finalists for the Texans’ head mentor posture and, right after a excellent interview and mutual interest, it is obvious that the only purpose Mr. Flores was not selected was his conclusion to stand up in opposition to racial inequality throughout the NFL.”