Miami Dolphins owner and real estate developer Stephen Ross has been fined $1.5 million and suspended from participating in team events and operations through Oct. 17 after the club was found to have violated NFL tampering policies, the league said Tuesday.
The Dolphins will also forfeit the team’s first-round pick in the 2023 draft and the third-round pick in the 2024 draft.
The penalties mark the conclusion of the NFL’s investigation into reports that the Dolphins tampered with coaches and players from other teams and that it intentionally lost games to improve its draft prospects.
The team did not intentionally lose games, according to the investigation, but did hold conversations between 2019 and 2022 with then-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the agent of then-Saints coach Sean Payton that went against the league’s policies.
“The investigators found tampering violations of…