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Texans promote Smith to head coach

The Houston Texans from the professional football league NFL have promoted Lovie Smith to head coach. The 63-year-old, who previously worked as a defensive coordinator, succeeds David Culley, who was fired after a weak season.

Smith is the league’s fifth head coach to be a minority black man.

Smith also reportedly edged out Brian Flores in the race for the post, who, after his release from the Miami Dolphins in early January, had the franchise, the NFL, and the New York Giants and Denver Broncos, where he was a candidate, on charges of discrimination had sued.

The league is “in a way racially segregated and run like a plantation,” the indictment said: “The 32 team owners – none of them black – benefit significantly from the work of the NFL players, 70 percent of whom are black. ” The NFL has denied the allegations.

In addition to Smith, there are currently four others in the 32-team league in Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers), Robert Saleh (New York Jets), Ron Rivera (Washington Commanders) and Mike McDaniels (Miami Dolphins), Flores’ successor, who was announced on Monday head coaches belonging to a minority.

The Texans are Smith’s third stint as head coach. In 2007, he led the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl XLI, but lost to the Indianapolis Colts.

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