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Dolphins advise employees that pay will be refunded

Michael Dee AP

The Dolphins have joined their AFC East rivals in New York by making it known that all salaries will be restored to where they were on May 15, the date on which the team began to cut pay.

In a letter to all staff, a copy of which PFT has obtained, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee also advised the employees that they will receive in their next paychecks any money that has been withheld.

“On behalf of Steve Ross and our senior leadership team, THANK YOU for your attitude, your support and your exemplary contributions during a time where individuals who were less committed may have wavered,” Dee wrote.

So that’s two down, and we’re not sure how many more to go.  We’ll dust off the list of the teams that took money from non-player employees during the lockout, and we’ll start banging the drum for the rest of them to do the right thing.

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17 Responses to “Dolphins advise employees that pay will be refunded”
  1. xinellum says: Jul 25, 2011 2:52 PM

    The Baltimore Ravens never cut staff or salaries during this time period and so therefore they do not have to make a grand announcement about giving people money that never should have been taken from them. Steve Bisciotti is truly a premier owner in the league and is the key reason Baltimore routinely is listed in the top organizations in professional sports and a perennial super bowl contender.

  2. killxswitch says: Jul 25, 2011 2:53 PM

    Also, free Jets jerseys for all Dolphins employees! Pick them up in the gift shop on your way in.

  3. beecee71 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:53 PM

    always following the jets

  4. kidmetroid says: Jul 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    Meanwhile, Dan Snyder informed his staff that they will not recoup any missed paychecks and he will be imposing a $199.99 “End of Lockout Fee.”

  5. dumbasdirt says: Jul 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    How about banging the drum for the fans that had to endure this B.S. for the last 5 months?

    What will the NFL do for the fans?

    A good start would be not having a blackout of home games that do not sell out in advance for the entire season.

  6. larryed says: Jul 25, 2011 2:57 PM

    I wonder if the cheap Glazer family will reimburse the Buccaneer’s employees?

  7. deadeye says: Jul 25, 2011 3:02 PM

    Miami loses the PR war with the Jets. Way to go Dee…

  8. swervinmervin says: Jul 25, 2011 3:03 PM

    Give credit to the Raiders for once. A small market team with cash flow problems did not make any firings.

  9. jackblackshairyback says: Jul 25, 2011 3:10 PM

    dumbasdirt says: Jul 25, 2011 2:56 PM

    How about banging the drum for the fans that had to endure this B.S. for the last 5 months?

    What will the NFL do for the fans?

    A good start would be not having a blackout of home games that do not sell out in advance for the entire season.

    JAG FAN ALERT!!!!!

  10. silverhornet says: Jul 25, 2011 3:13 PM

    with interest?

  11. txbossman says: Jul 25, 2011 3:20 PM

    One shouldn’t crow about what one is doing when one did not do the right thing in the first place.

  12. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 25, 2011 3:45 PM

    @ swervinmervin.

    Because Al didn’t know there was a lockout. He had no idea until the other owners woke him up to ratify the CBA. His eyes opened, he passed wind then pulled the covers back over his head.

    Vote 31-0.

  13. rcali says: Jul 25, 2011 3:57 PM

    Don’t expect any staff members to forget the past four months just by scratching off a check.

  14. finfan4lyfe says: Jul 25, 2011 4:04 PM

    Great Idea for the NFL to Adopt, If they truly want to win back the fans, Have all the games this year on TV, take a legitamate loss, this year only, Allow kids parents, fans that are roughing it a little bit, the low class financial of us, to see football on all tvs, not just Direct TV. Good start for average football freaks, If money’s were fairly as well as better dealt in life, every fan would love nothing other than to see our teams live. So, as to my team, My fins…….Go get Vince Young, let henne and him, get this thing done, Pick your needs hopefully correctly, IE, RB, ronnie back, asap, maybe Edwards…Rice…, Laboy, al LB….. guy from NO, vet……Lets get us a ring, quit doubting its possible, naysayers will have there day……..Oh and Miami…..Find the wolf…….Feed it this time……by golly…cant a fan dream!

  15. dussman12 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:06 PM

    Props to the fins for acting quickly, but they never should of cut salaries to begin with

  16. drkknght2000 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:15 PM

    Agree never should have been done. They did sell season tickets for $25 a game for a day though. Not bad considering. Just glad this mess is over and get ready for some fun free agency.

  17. jcg23 says: Jul 25, 2011 11:56 PM

    Cowboys never laid anyone off. Heh

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