The Miami Dolphins Relinquished the 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round pick on Tuesday after an NFL investigation found the team violated tampering rules with quarterback Tom Brady and coaching member Sean Payton when they were both contracted with other teams, Tournament announced.
Dolphin owner Stephen Ross is also suspended until October 17.
The six-month investigation found the Dolphins had inadmissible contact with Brady during 2019-20 while he was with the New England Patriots and again in 2021 during his involvement. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those discussions are said to have focused on making Brady an ownership partner and possibly a football executive, and “sometimes” included the possibility of him playing for the Dolphins.
Brady briefly retired before this season before announcing he would return to the Buccaneers for the 2022 season.
NFL says Payton’s agent was contacted by Dolphins in January 2022 with long-standing interest New Orleans Saints Coach took over in Miami. Payton later retired from his ministry with the saints.
Also notable was the investigation’s finding that the Dolphins did not engage the “tank” to improve their draft position. Former head coach Dolphins Brian Flores Says He Was Offered $100,000 per Ross’s loss, but the NFL said Tuesday that the comment was “not intended or taken as a serious offer.”