The NFL has filed a motion to compel arbitration in the Brian Flores case.

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The U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Reform purposefully or accidentally scheduled the hearing for June 22—one day after the league’s deadline for submitting a motion to compel arbitration of the Brian Flores lawsuit—on which Commissioner Roger Goodell will testify. However, the league’s attempt to move the entire matter into the NFL’s secret, rigged kangaroo court is still in the works as Congress gets ready to question Goodell.

This year’s timetable was established by the presiding judge. By June 21, the supporting documents for the motion to compel arbitration must be submitted. It has been filed, according to Danel Kaplan of

The contracts the three identified plaintiffs signed with the Dolphins, Titans, and Cardinals, respectively, serve as the threshold effort to compel Brian Flores, Ray Horton, and Steve Wilks to submit to the NFL’s internal dispute-resolution procedure. The teams in the league frequently include broad, take-it-or-leave-it language necessitating arbitration in their coaching contracts.

And while that is becoming more and more prevalent in American company (mostly because they never want to have to explain for their behavior before independent judges and juries), the majority of businesses rely on an outside arbitration agency. Coaches and other club personnel are required to allow the guy recruited and paid by the owners of the teams to settle accusations made against those owners as part of the NFL’s fixation with micromanaging every element of its business.

Fairness? Justice? Yes, Jan.

The league acting in this manner is absurd. That the league was given permission to do that is absurd. The NFL’s unfair attempt to manipulate the system in its favor will hopefully be addressed in this case by applying fundamental principles of equality.

Of course, Flores has complaints about other clubs. According to Kaplan’s piece (we’re in the process of collecting the raw court records), the league seems to have made the identical claim regarding the NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws that was rejected by a Nevada judge last month in the Jon Gruden case.

One month from today, the motion answer is due. The final say will then be given in writing to the NFL. A ruing will eventually be created. Appeals will unavoidably be submitted (if the NFL doesn’t get what it wants).