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Bob Quinn appears to be under fire based on the accounts of two former employees.

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Nine days later, Richardson filed a complaint to the team’s human resources department over “racist comments by an employee in the Detroit Lions Scouting Department and disparate treatment by an employee in the Detroit Lions Team Operations Department,” according to the lawsuit. The filing also states Yanagi asked this same employee in the scouting department to stop joking about race.

Yanagi also reported to human resources that Quinn “treated him differently because of his race and therefore he was concerned about losing his job.”

The Lions have released a statement on the accusation, simply saying, “We are aware of the report. Because the report involves ongoing litigation, it would inappropriate for us to comment at this time.”

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