Flores: Dolphins owner backed tanking, urged tampering in reported Brady chase
In the lawsuit, Flores claims that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him $100,000 for every loss during the 2019 season, as Miami was in contention for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Flores notes that general manager Chris Grier told him Ross was "mad" at the team's success that year.
Miami began the 2019 campaign with an 0-7 record. However, the team won five of its final nine games to finish the year 5-11, giving them the No. 5 overall pick in the draft.
Flores also claims Ross pressured him "to recruit a prominent quarterback in violation of league tampering rules" during the following offseason.
The Dolphins eventually used the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Miami reportedly attempted to acquire the 2020 No. 1 overall selection from the Cincinnati Bengals at the time and was willing to give up its three first-round picks that year in a trade.
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