Dawn Aponte is leaving the Dolphins for the Lions. Unless she isn’t.
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported earlier on Thursday that Aponte would be departing Miami for Detroit. Marvez now reports Aponte is staying.
Per a league source, Aponte indeed met with the Lions and was considering making the move. As of Wednesday, she was leaning toward staying. According to Marvez, she decided not to leave.
Her decision to stay in Miami is a bit surprising, since her skill set overlaps considerably with that of executive V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum. But Tannenbaum is running the show, not negotiating contracts, and if (as it appears) she is staying, it seems that maybe the days of Dolphins dysfunction could be coming to an end.
Meanwhile, go easy on Alex in the comments. He’s been all over the assistant coaching moves lately. No one in this business bats 1.000, and few own their mistakes the way Marvez did.