Two former Lions employees sue team and league for discrimination

At a time when the NFL is wrestling with a collection of legal claims arising from a unique issue like protests during the national anthem, the Lions and the NFL are dealing with a more conventional legal challenge.

The comments from Warner make it clear that, since retiring, he’d been toying with unretiring. And while the door apparently is now finally closed (unless it isn’t), the fact that Warner admits to thinking about coming back so long after quitting — and at a Blandian age of 46 — is a stunner.

While Warner may now regret the fact that he blurted it out, he said what he said, and it’s definitely news, slow news day or otherwise.

Zolak suggests that there continues to be lingering frustration and confusion arising from the Malcolm Butler benching. Zolak also addresses the question of whether a new contract would make Brady feel more appreciated than he currently does.

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Yanagi, 58, is Japanese by descent. Richardson, 52, is African-American.

Richardson contends that he complained to the team’s human resources department in December 2017, claiming that he was the subject of “racist comments by an employee in the Detroit Lions scouting department and disparate treatment by an employee” of the operations department.

“There were comments made about both of my clients in regards to their race,” attorney Angela Mannarino told Birkett. “It was commonplace for comments to be made of that nature and that’s why Michael went to H.R. and made the complaint about what was going on because it made him very uncomfortable. And then Robert supported his complaint, supported what he was saying, and then shortly thereafter they’re both out the door.”orioles_054

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