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Did Brian Flores troll Dolphins WR Kenny Stills with music selection during practice?

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Either Brian Flores' music selection at Tuesday's practice was a wild coincidence, or the Dolphins head coach pulled an ultimate troll move.

Flores, formerly the Patriots' linebackers coach, played eight straight Jay-Z songs to begin practice in what seemed to be a response to Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills' recent criticism of the rapper. Stills has been outspoken about Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL along with his comment that he's "moved past kneeling" as a protest of racial inequality and police brutality.

That certainly doesn't appear to be an accident. If it indeed was intentional, you have to wonder about what Flores' intentions were with the playlist. Motivation? A harmless joke?

Whatever it was, Stills apparently knew about the selection of Jay-Z tracks in advance. 

Even if it was meant as a joke, many players around the league probably aren't laughing. Kneeling or not, the message sent by Stills and others who protest racial injustices remains incredibly important.

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