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Report: Dolphins issue pay cuts due to lockout

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By PFW staff

The Dolphins have issued significant pay cuts until the lockout ends, according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.

Team CEO Mike Dee told employees at a meeting on Tuesday about the cuts. Any team member making more than $75,000 will face a 20 percent pay cut. Those making under $75,000 will see their salaries cut by 15 percent and those who make less than $50,000 get a 10 percent cut.

Once the lockout is lifted, the salaries would be reinstated to previous levels, sources told Darlington.

The Dolphins went 7-9 last season, including a dismal 1-7 record at home, but team officials blamed the low season-ticket sales on the lockout, not last season.

The Jets instituted pay cuts and furloughs when the lockout began on March 12.

The way we see it

Many people forget about team employees who are suffering during this lockout, and they don't have the type of salaries that players can rest on during a lockout. There still is no word on a "stay" being issued, so the earliest the lockout would end still appears to be after the June 3 appeals hearing (assuming the owners lose), which would likely be the first or second week of July.


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