After hiring Frank Reich as the Panthers’ next head coach, an attorney representing former interim coach Steve Wilks asserted that the Panthers. will be added to the pending case Against NFL and other teams over racial discrimination in hiring practices.
For Wilkes, the argument affected the racial bias process and the Panthers distanced themselves from Wilkes, at least in part, because he sued the Cardinals for racial discrimination.
Here’s a fact that will inevitably become an issue in the discovery process once Wilkes adds the Panthers as a defendant: On Jan. 8, about 90 minutes after the team’s regular season ended, Reich’s daughter announced it was official. Servant of Leopards.
Individually, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nepotism is already rampant in the NFL. It’s not even a relationship unless Reich was a coach when she was hired.
Wilkes and his attorneys will want to examine the extent to which Frank Reich was known to be the head coach when his daughter was offered and/or accepted the job. Is this a done deal, a Completed actionDid the Panthers hire Frank Reich as coach when the Panthers hired Reich’s daughter?
This requires careful review of the electronic paper trail (emails, texts, etc.) and questioning of those involved in the process. If the facts support the concept of reach, then the argument would be that the interview process is a sham.
This is one of the main themes of the entire case, that compliance with the Rooney Rule occurs as a passive box-checking matter, resulting in useless and pointless interviews at a time when the owner already knows what he plans to do. .
That’s why it’s appropriate to hire Reich’s daughter. Did the team already know Reich would be the next head coach when she was offered the job?
If the answer is no, this is another issue explored as part of a case. If the answer is yes, any claim Wilkes makes against the Panthers suddenly gets stronger.