Why Dolphins owner Stephen Ross may be forced out amidst NFL investigation

Stephen Ross could also be taking his abilities away from South Seashore within the close to future.

Brian Flores’ lawsuit in opposition to the NFL is ongoing, and some of the damning bits of the go well with was the allegation that Dolphins proprietor Ross supplied to pay the previous head coach $100,000 for every loss incurred in 2019.

Based on NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, if the NFL finds fact to the allegations in the course of the league’s investigation, then the results for Ross may very well be dire: Rapoport says that Ross may very well be compelled out by means of vote amongst NFL house owners.

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Whereas commissioner Roger Goodell just lately mentioned, “I do consider that golf equipment do have the authority to take away an proprietor from the league,” because it seems, NFL house owners can pressure a fellow proprietor out if there is a three-quarter vote amongst house owners to make a transfer. 

Ross has been stalwart in his protection that he by no means paid Flores for any loss within the 2019 season. The Dolphins completed the season with a 5-11 file and chosen quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 total decide within the 2020 NFL Draft. 

“On the subject of the allegations being made by Brian Flores, I’m a person of honor and integrity and can’t allow them to stand with out responding,” Ross mentioned in an announcement.  “I take nice private exception to those malicious assaults, and the reality should be identified. His allegations are false, malicious and defamatory.

“We perceive there are media experiences stating that the NFL intends to analyze his claims, and we are going to cooperate absolutely. I welcome that investigation and I’m wanting to defend my private integrity, and the integrity and values of the complete Miami Dolphins group, from these baseless, unfair and disparaging claims.”

Flores’ lawsuit alleges racial discrimination within the NFL in addition to the Dolphins’ proprietor’s supposed pay-for-loss bribery. Flores was fired on Jan. 10, in a shocking transfer, after a 9-8 season. 

The previous Dolphins head coach was a finalist for the Texans’ teaching emptiness, however the job in the end went to Houston defensive coordinator Lovie Smith.


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