Stephen Ross Reportedly ‘Going Ape-Sh*t’ Over Dolphins Punishment For Tom Brady Tampering

Stephen Ross is not a happy man today.

The Dolphins will be forced to forfeit a 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round pick, while the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will be suspended from through Oct. 17, 2022, and pay a $1.5 million fine as a result of the NFL’s probe. The investigation into tampering involved improper conversations with Tom Brady and Sean Payton and accusations that former head coach Brian Flores was instructed to lose games intentionally, the league announced Tuesday. Apparently Ross is pissed.

“Ross is going apes–t,” a league source told Pro Football Talk.

Ross released a statement Tuesday, after the ruling was handed down in which he vented some fo his frustration.

“The independent investigation cleared our organization on any issues related to tanking and all of Brian Flores other allegations,” the statement read. “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 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’s probe also looked into accusations made by former head coach Brian Flores that the Dolphins tanked during the 2019 season to improve their draft stock.

“​​The Dolphins did not intentionally lose games during the 2019 season,” the memo continued. “Nor did anyone at the club, including Mr. Ross, instruct Coach Flores to do so. No witness contended otherwise. The Dolphins competed hard to win every game, including at the end of the season when they beat Cincinnati and New England, despite worsening Miami’s position in the 2020 draft.”

Of course the NFL  is sending a message not to tamper.

Unfortunately Dolphins fans suffer from  their owner’s mistakes

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