After the NFL launched an investigation into the Miami Dolphins regarding the league’s game integrity policy, the league has officially handed down punishment.
According to Ari Meirov of Pro Football Focus, the NFL has stripped the Dolphins of next year’s first-round pick, as well as third and fourth-round selections in 2024 and slapped owner Stephen Ross with a suspension through October 17, 2022.
The investigation took place after allegations of tanking and tampering.
According to commissioner Roger Goodell via The Ringer’s Lindsay Jones:
“The NFL said it found 3 instances of tampering, two involving Tom Brady, one involving Sean Payton. ‘Unprecedented in scope and severity.'”
The discipline handed down by the league serves as a little bit of vindication for former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, which commends Flores for not allowing these circumstances to affect his commitment to win during his time with the team.