It turns out the NFL isn’t immediately on the ball to respond to Brian Flores’ civil complaint. The league is not in on it as Flores will change the lawsuit soon.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, attorney Douglas Wigdor on Friday, March 4, requested an adjournment of a conference scheduled for March 18, 2022, based on the fact that Wigdor plans to file an amended complaint on behalf of Flores. . The parties have agreed that the defendants will have 45 days to respond to the amended complaint, which will be filed no later than April 11, 2022.
Wigdor’s letter to Judge Valerie E. Caproni does not specify any reason for the planned modification of the complaint. PFT previously reported that Flores intended to amend his allegations to include an allegation of retaliation against the Texans for not hiring him to become the team’s new head coach.
According to the timetable contained in Wigdor’s letter, the response to the amended complaint will not be due until the end of May. Which means that, nearly four months after the case was filed, the NFL will issue its first official response. Which is an example of the reality that civil cases can often take a long time to resolve.