Roger Goodell does about-face on NFL response to Brian Flores lawsuit
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on before Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49 ers at Hard Rock Stadium on Feb. 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. - Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — The NFL suddenly sees merit in Brian Flores’ lawsuit after all. Last Tuesday, the league had callously dismissed Flores’ claims of racial discrimination in football’s hiring processes as “without merit.” But on Saturday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the league’s 32 owners calling the league’s lack of head coaching diversity “unacceptable.” Goodell went as far as saying “we understand the concerns expressed by Coach Flores and others this week,” and he promised to “reassess and modify our strategies to ensure that they are consistent with our values and longstanding ...