– Miami Dolphins Chairman of the Board/Managing General Partner Stephen Ross
“I want to thank Steve, all of the members of the Dolphins organization and Dolphins fans I have encountered during the past four years as CEO of the Miami Dolphins. First and foremost, you could not ask for a more supportive and enthusiastic owner than Steve. He believes in running a first-class organization and gives each of us the backing we need to succeed.
“I also want to thank the South Florida community and Dolphin fans everywhere for the support they have given me. We worked hard to develop a strong relationship with our fans and our community, and I appreciate the passion they have for the Dolphins. My experiences with our fans and the members of this community have given me outstanding memories I will always cherish. I would also like to thank Coach Shula, Nat Moore and the hundreds of Dolphins alumni who welcomed me to the organization with open arms and that I shared a unique and special relationship with.
“However, the prospect to return to lead a franchise where I began my career in sports and in a city that means so much to my family is one I couldn’t pass up. I will always consider my time with the Miami Dolphins and in South Florida as one of the most rewarding periods in my life and I wish the team the best as I look forward to my new endeavor. I expect to be a frequent visitor to the area and I will always bleed aqua and orange.”
- Mike Dee