Jim Trotter talks candidly about his case against the NFL

Plenty of lawyers tell their clients to not comment on active litigation. That’s because anything said by the client in a public setting can be used by the other side’s lawyers, in an effort to twist the things said into knots laters.

When it comes to Jim Trotter’s new lawsuit against the NFL and NFL Network, Trotter (and presumably his lawyers) have no qualms about Trotter speaking publicly about the case. When someone firmly and clearly believes the only story being told is the truth, there’s no reason to be afraid of having that story twisted into something other than the truth.

Trotter appeared with Michael Holley on Thursday’s Brother From Another on Peacock and SiriusXM 85. Trotter spoke candidly about certain aspects of the case.

He addressed the question of how he can claim retaliation by the NFL for failing to renew his contract, given the misperception by many that the expiration of a contract provides absolute justification for an employer to move on from an employee.

“People say, ‘Well, your contract was up. How’s that retaliation?'” Trotter said. “In November [2022], I knew that my contract was expiring in March [2023]. I knew that I had ruffled some feathers. I said to my agent, ‘Can you call and see what their plans are? Do they have any interest in renewing and if not time for us to start looking elsewhere.’ He calls the V.P. of talent there, Sandy Nunez, and he says, ‘Hey, just checking on what’s going on. Jim’s contract’s going to expire in X number of months.’ And she says to him, ‘We can see no reason we won’t bring him back. Everybody loves Jim. Now, it may come with a pay trim because we’re going to have budget cuts, but there’s no reason to think that he won’t be back.’

“That was in November. Fast forward to the Super Bowl. I asked Roger Goodell that question [about minority representation in the NFL Network newsroom]. Three weeks later, Sandy Nunez asked to meet with me at the Scouting Combine, and her question to me was, ‘Are you in alignment…

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Publish date : 2023-09-16 15:45:11

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