Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is speaking out.
He finally responded to Brian Flores accusations that he offered to pay him to purposely lose games.
Last night the Miami Dolphins owner dropped a statement saying “his allegations are false, malicious and defamatory.”
“With regards to the allegations being made by Brian Flores, I am a man of honor and integrity and cannot let them stand without responding,” he said in a statement provided to multiple media outlets. “I take great personal exception to these malicious attacks, and the truth must be known. His allegations are false, malicious and defamatory. We understand there are media reports stating that the NFL intends to investigate his claims, and we will cooperate fully. I welcome that investigation and I am eager to defend my personal integrity, and the integrity and values of the entire Miami Dolphins organization, from these baseless, unfair and disparaging claims.”
Statement from Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Brian Flores’ allegations. Ross says “his allegations are false, malicious and defamatory.” He says he plans to cooperate with the NFL investigation and defend himself & Dolphins from these claims. pic.twitter.com/aokbLglsaH
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) February 3, 2022
Flores addressed the Ross allegations during an appearance on Get Up earlier Wednesday.
“That was a conversation about not doing as much as we needed to do in order to win football games,” he said. “Take a flight, go on vacation, I’ll give you $100,000 per loss — those were his exact words. I deal in truth, I tell the players this, as well. I’m gonna give you good news, bad news — but it’s going to be honest.
“To disrespect the game like that, trust was lost, and there were certainly some strained relationships, and ultimately, I think that was my demise in Miami.”
Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores joined @GetUpESPN to discuss his decision to sue the NFL and three teams, alleging racism in hiring practices.
"We need change. … We need to change the hearts and minds of people making those decisions." pic.twitter.com/HnlTHtZ2t5
— ESPN (@espn) February 2, 2022
The NFL issued a statement after the lawsuit came out, saying in part that Flores’ allegations were “without merit.”
Sounds like the NFL is siding with Ross on this one.
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