Before Tuesday, the NFL’s lockout had seemingly only impacted players (the millionaires) and ownership (the billionaire). Now, it has also delivered a harsh blow to even the lowest level employees of the Miami Dolphins.
Team executives advised all members of the organization during a meeting Tuesday that pay cuts would immediately be issued across the board until the lockout ends, multiple sources told the Miami Herald.
Any member of the team making more than $75,000 will face a 20-percent pay cut. Those making under $75,000 face a 15-percent pay cut, and anyone below the $50,000 will be hit with a 10-percent pay cut.
The employees were told their salaries would be reinstated to their previous levels after the lockout is lifted and players return to work, sources said.