The NFL on Thursday said lawsuits by three Black coaches accusing the league of racist hiring practices should be dismissed because the claims lack legal merit, or else sent to arbitration.

The league set forth its expected defenses to the claims of Brian Flores and two other coaches in a filing to the Manhattan federal court, ahead of a scheduled May 2 initial conference with U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni.

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