Aug 02, 2022

NFL suspends Dolphins owner for tampering with Brady, Payton

Posted Aug 02, 2022 7:03 PM

By ROB MAADDI
AP Pro Football Writer

The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton following a six-month investigation stemming from Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit against the league.

The league's investigation found the Dolphins did not intentionally lose games during the 2019 season but the team had impermissible communication with Brady and his agent, Don Yee.

The Dolphins will forfeit a first-round selection in the 2023 draft and third-round selection in the 2024 draft.

Ross is suspended through Oct. 17. He may not be present at the team's facility and may not represent the club at any team or NFL event.