Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Responds To Tampering Allegations

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Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross has issued a statement in response to the NFL’s findings of alleged tampering. Ross claims that Brian Flores’ allegations were “false, malicious, and defamatory”.

“The independent investigation cleared our organization on any issues related to tanking and all of Brian Flores other allegations. As I have said all along, these allegations were false, malicious and defamatory, and this issue is now put to rest. With regards to tampering, I strongly disagree with the conclusions and the punishment. However, I will accept the outcome because the most important thing is that there will be no distractions for our team as we begin an exciting and winning season. I will not allow anything to get in the way of that.”

The NFL reportedly found no evidence to Flores’ tanking allegations, but allegedly found that the Dolphins had impermissible communications with both Tom Brady and Sean Payton’s agent Don Yee. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport states there are no findings or discipline for Tom Brady or Sean Payton, and that the legal matter is closed for them.