Carolina Panthers Assistant Coach Joins Lawsuit Against NFL Alleging Racial Discrimination

NEW YORK — Two Black coaches, including Carolina Panthers’ Steve Wilks, have joined Brian Flores in his lawsuit alleging racist hiring practices by the NFL toward coaches and general managers.

The updated lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court adds coaches Wilks and Ray Horton.

Wilks alleges he was discriminated against by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and Horton claims he was subjected to discriminatory treatment when he interviewed for the Tennessee Titans head coach position in January 2016.

The rewritten lawsuit from Flores also criticized the NFL for its response to the lawsuit he brought against it and its teams several weeks ago.