The NFL cleared the Miami Dolphins of all tampering charges stemming from their wooing of Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh. Teams are required to keep phone records in case the NFL needs to review them. The rules say that teams can speak to unrestricted free agents (UFA) three days before the new league year begins (start of free agency.)
On March 8th, Chris Mortensen from ESPN first reported the news that the Dolphins and Suh had agreed to terms. $114M six-year term making it the biggest contract ever doled out to a defensive player. On March 11th the contract was signed. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he was "confident" that the team did not tamper with Suh when asked by reporters that same day.
"I certainly wanted to talk to him but I knew I couldn't, and we didn't," Ross said. "We don't think that we did anything wrong."
This story was written by Pablo Gomez. Follow him on Twitter: @PabloGradio