Lawsuit Filed By Jim Trotter Accuses Jerry Jones And Terry Pegula Of Making Some Serious Racist Remarks


Longtime NFL writer Jim Trotter has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and NFL Network, according to the

Trotter, who now works for The Athletic, alleged he was let go due to criticism of the league’s lack of diversity, including within the ranks of its league office and media networks.

Trotter’s lawsuit lays out claims that extend beyond Roger Goodell, the NFL and it’s owned media network.

Per the NY Times, Trotter recounts an alleged conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in August of 2020 about the lack of African Americans in position of authority within the NFL front offices:


Trotter also mentions another alleged conversation he had with Bills owner Terry Pegula in reference to player protests against racial injustices:

In response to these allegations, both Jerry Jones (Cowboys) and Terry Pegula (Bills) released the following statement disputing the claims by Trotter:

The  in a statement on Tuesday, claiming Trotter’s contract was allowed to expire because the league website could no longer afford to keep him on staff.

Trotter joined NFL Media in 2017. Prior to that, he covered the NFL for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.