The NFL issued a severe penalty to the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, Strip them of two excellent drag picks Owner Stephen Ross stopped messing around while they tried to recruit Tom Brady.
As one might expect, Ross was not happy with the result.
“Ross is going to the monkeys,” a league source Pro Football Talk . said.
As a penalty for “unauthorized contact” with Brady while he was still under contract with the Buccaneers, Dolphins lost his first-round pick in 2023, as well as his third-round pick in 2024. A huge penalty – especially for a team that, as the results showed, had Desire to be promoted at the quarterback position. Many see this as the season of success or break for the third year of QB Tua Tagovailoa.
As part of the sanction, Ross was also suspended until October 17, and was not allowed in the team’s facility until then. He also faces a $1.5 million fine.
The investigation also indicated that the team also had “unauthorized contact” with former Saints coach Sean Payton, who is no longer a secret that the team has shown an interest in since he resigned from his position in New Orleans. It also touched on allegations from Dolphins’ former head coach, Brian Flores, that the team deliberately relegated to a recruiting center in 2019 – and while the team decided they He didn’t “lose games on purpose”, He still finds that Ross “expressed his belief that Dolphin’s position in the upcoming 2020 draft should take priority over the team’s win-loss record.”
Ross released a statement Tuesday, following the ruling in which he expressed some of his frustration.
“The independent investigation has cleared our organization of any tank-related issues and all of Brian Flores’ other allegations,” the statement said. “As I have said all along, these allegations were false, malicious and defamatory, and this case has now been terminated. With regard to manipulation, I am strongly against conclusions and punishment. However, I will accept the result because the most important thing is that there are no distractions for our team as we start an exciting season and achieve Winning. I won’t let anything stand in the way of that.”
If next season isn’t as “exciting” and “winning” as Ross expects, the lack of a first-round pick will make it difficult to change quarterbacks if they decide to go down that path – unless, of course, Brady decides to join the team on anyway.
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