Stephen Ross, the Dolphins' owner, responds to the NFL's suspension for Tampering

Stephen Ross, the Dolphins' owner, responds to the NFL's suspension for Tampering ...

TheNFL stepped up and took a look at the Miami Dolphins. They discovered that the team had violated the leagues anti-tampering laws on more than one occasion. Now, that's serious, and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is ready to respond.

After the league discovered evidence of owner Stephen Ross and vice president and limited partner Bruce Beals impermissible communications with Tom Brady andDon Yee, the agent of Brady and former New Orleans head coach Sean Payton, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Dolphins would lose their first-round pick and their second-round pick in 2023.

Ross has been fined $1.5 million and is suspended until October 17th. He will not be permitted to participate in a league meeting prior to the annual meeting in March. Beal has also been fined $500,000 and will not be able to participate in a league meeting for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Ross said an independent investigation cleared our company of any concerns related to tanking, and all of Brian Flores' other allegations were dismissed. As I have stated before, these questions have now been resolved. Regarding tampering, I strongly disagree with the findings and the punishment. However, I will accept the outcome because the most important thing is that our team never gets distracted.

Beal and Ross were involved in discussions with Brady again in 2021, in which they discussed becoming a limited partner and a teamexecutive.

At the time of those discussions, the seven-time Super Bowl winner was still a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dolphins also discussed hiring Payton as the Saints' next head coach in January.

The investigators discovered tampering violations of unprecedented scope and severity, according toNFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement. Over a period of several years, I have no knowledge of a prior instance where ownership was directly involved in the breaches.

Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores claimed that Ross encouraged losing games, and was paid $100,000 for every loss during the season, according to NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy. Brady will not be punished.

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