After the shakeup created when former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sued the National Football League (NFL) for racial discrimination another Black executive has been hired in upper management.
According to a press release from the Baltimore Ravens, Sashi Brown has been hired as the next president of the NFL team. This makes Brown the second Black man to become president of the football team. Brown is also the second Black president of an NFL team joining the Washinton Commanders’ Jason Wright.
As the current Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass is retiring after being involved with the team for 18 years, longtime sports executive Brown has been named successor. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti made the announcement on Friday and stated that the transition becomes effective on April 1.
Ravens President Dick Cass will retire after 18 years with the team and Sashi Brown has been named his successor, Owner Steve Bisciotti has announced. pic.twitter.com/msrKvEmoLk
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 4, 2022
Brown will take on the same responsibilities that were done and oversaw by the outgoing Cass. The duties were overseeing all business areas of the organization, including finances, budgeting, non-football personnel, corporate sales, operations, communications and business ventures. The Black executive will be joining the Ravens in March.
This news comes after the reporting of the New York Giants hiring a Black assistant general manager.
According to NFL.com, Flores, who is Black, sued the NFL and three teams, the Miami Dolphins, the Denver Broncos, and the New York Giants, for discrimination based on his firing from Miami and pertaining to the interview process he went through with Denver and New York. (This week, Flores was passed over for the Houston Texans’ head coaching job.)
The lawsuit Flores filed alleges that the NFL discriminated against Flores and other Black coaches for racial reasons, and he claims teams denied them positions as general managers, head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators and quarterbacks coaches.