New York Giants Hire Black Assistant GM a Week After Brian Flores’ Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

New York Giants Hire Black Assistant GM a Week After Brian Flores’ Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Barely a week after being named in a bombshell racial discrimination lawsuit, the New York Giants have hired a Black assistant general manager.

According to Giants.com, the newly hired general manager, Joe Schoen has hired Brandon Brown as the team’s new assistant general manager. Brown is joining the NFL team’s squad after Schoen was hired about two weeks ago as G.M. on January 21.

“Brandon has a strong reputation around the league as a leader, evaluator and consensus builder,” said Schoen in a written statement. “He is a tireless worker who has experience in pro personnel and college scouting. He has a progressive approach to the evaluation process. Brandon will help lead the player personnel department as well as assist across the entire football operation.”

This move comes after former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and three football teams alleging discrimination.

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, alleging discrimination based on his firing from Miami and pertaining to the interview process he went through with Denver and New York.

In another move which is sure to spark the allegation that this hire was done due to Flores’ lawsuit, Kevin Abrams, the Giants’ assistant general manager the previous 20 years was named the team’s senior vice president of football operations & strategy over the weekend.

Before joining the Eagles, Brown was working two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as an advance scout (2016) and scouting assistant (2015).

Brown, 33, was previously with the Philadelphia Eagles the past five seasons. He was promoted to the team’s director of player personnel in 2021. Brown ran the Eagles’ pro scouting department and also did some crossover work doing college scouting as well with co-director of player personnel Ian Cunningham.

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