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Following a six month investigation, the NFL informed the Miami Dolphins today that they would be stripped of a 2023 first round pick and a 2024 3rd round pick for violation of league policies relating to, one of my all time NFL hypocritical phrases, “the integrity of the game”..Well well well..I could say a whole bunch of “I told you so” jokes from what I have had to deal with here from my colleagues but being the classy guy that I am, I will just deal in facts…. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has also been suspended through October 17th and fined 1.5 million dollars…

The investigation concluded that Ross along with vice chairman and limited partner Bruce Beal — violated the anti-tampering policy on three occasions from 2019 to 2022 in conversations with quarterback Tom Brady and the agent for then New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton…What is even more interesting is Beal had impermissible communications with Tom Brady while he was still quarterback of the Patriots back in 2020 while Brady was still under contract…Once again, following the 2021 season, the league learned that Ross and Beal  tampered with Brady again when he was under contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…To top it all off, the NFL found there were more impermissible communications..This time with agent Don Yee who just happens to represent both Tom Brady and Sean Payton..”Unprecedented” is how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell described what was discovered in the league’s findings..He went on to say in a statement “The investigators found tampering violations of unprecedented scope and severity”  We will have more on the Shemon And Sheppard Show coming up this afternoon!!

Oh and one last thing..Tip of the cap to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..You have to give him credit here, at least I will…He was way out in front of this a few months ago and wasn’t taken all that seriously..Here’s his latest take on Ross’ comments from today..