After having a busy offseason in terms of building their roster, the Miami Dolphins are dealing with drama due to their team owner, Stephen M. Ross.
The investigation revealed that the tanking allegations of offering Flores $100,000 for every loss lacked sufficient evidence.
In contrast, Ross was proven guilty of tampering and the team forfeited two draft picks as a result.
He was also fined $1.5 million for that violation, which CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson found to be weak.
According to Forbes Stephen Ross is worth $8.2B as of 8/3/22. Therefore Ross' fine of $1.5M represents 0.0182926829% of his net worth.
In simple terms: that's nothing for him.
Suspension allows Wk7 return.
Is Ross prohibited from working from home, or just skybox privileges? https://t.co/rPxnwxHAs3
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 3, 2022
Anderson tweeted, “According to Forbes Stephen Ross is worth $8.2B as of 8/3/22. Therefore Ross’ fine of $1.5M represents 0.0182926829% of his net worth. In simple terms: that’s nothing for him. Suspension allows Wk7 return. Is Ross prohibited from working from home, or just skybox privileges?”
She posted this in response to Albert Breer’s update on the sanctions the Dolphins must deal with.
What Will Ross’ Suspension Look Like?
Anderson does have a point because $1.5 million is loose change for Ross.
Likewise, it isn’t clear how a team owner is suspended from official activities.
Is he not allowed to use his private suite and not allowed to talk with any player?
Can he not call the shots while he is suspended?
The terms are vague and Ross will find a way to work around the sanctions.
With the money he has, he will go through this penalty as if nothing happened.
If the NFL will suspend Ross, they should give him a return date beyond October 17.
But then again, he might have the last laugh as his revamped squad dominates the opposition.