Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins' owner, issues strong statement about tampering suspension, Brian Flores allegations
Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins were hit hard by NFL penalties on Tuesday. The penalties stem from tampering charges involving Tom Brady and Sean Payton.
The Dolphins are losing a first-round pick in 2023 and a fourth-round pick in 2024. Additionally, the owner, Ross, is being fined $1.5 million and is suspended until Oct. 17, 2022.
After the findings were revealed and punishments handed out, Ross issued a strong statement calling out the league. He also brought up the Brian Flores allegations that the team intentionally tried to lose games:
Statement from Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross: pic.twitter.com/M1SEwzejDP
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2022
We’ll see if the Dolphins plan to appeal any of these punishments. Ross’s statement is a strong one, so we’ll also see if there’s any fallout from that.
For now, though, Ross and his team are focusing on the upcoming 2022 season.