The Dolphins are helping to make sure the Jeff Ireland/Dez Bryant controversy does not go away.
Owner Steve Ross, who has to be surprised this story has been featured so prominently on ESPN, issued a statement Wednesday:
“I will be looking into this matter personally and will take appropriate actions if necessary,” the statement reads. “I have always strived to comply with the highest standards in all aspects of my businesses including recruiting. In interviewing employees we always look to obtain relevant and appropriate information in adherence with the best industry practices.”
We appreciated the gesture of Ireland’s statement and apology on Tuesday. After this statement, we wonder if it’s a good idea for the Dolphins to continue to amplify a story they should hope goes away.