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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

A change is needed to stop "tanking"

 

February 10, 2022



After the former Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores accused Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, of offering him a $100,000 bonus per game to lose, the issue of “tanking” must be addressed by sports franchises. I’m not sure when tanking became an acceptable practice. Still, if owners have begun offering coaches compensation for the practice, which is illegal, it is time to remove the incentive to lose.

For those not familiar with the term, “tanking” is when a team decides it is in their best interest to lose games to secure a better draft pick for next season. Some teams will...



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