FoxSports has just reported that 17 year Dolphins scout Nate Sullivan is threatening to sue both the Miami Dolphins organization and the NFL for his recent firing. Sullivan recently issued an intent to initiate litigation form to the Dolphins organization, claiming that new GM Dennis Hickey fired Sullivan because he needed to work from home while taking care of his wife, who suffers cystic-fibrosis and a blood vessel ailment.
The details of this report remain unclear, but we should expect to know more in the upcoming days. According to FoxSports, Nate Sullivan began working from home in 2004, and the Sullivan family moved to Central Florida in 2006 so that Sullivan’s wife could be closer to her immediate family. He was originally hired by then HC Jimmy Johnson in 1998.
After being fired on May 12, Sullivan claims that his termination does not coincide with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and reported that Hickey’s reason for firing him was that Sullivan’s need to work from him “just did not work for him.”
Despite not knowing the full story, this issue can do nothing but jeopardize the Dolphins organization, as it seems like one bad thing after another keeps popping up with this team. In spite of everything that has happened to this organization in the past year, this scandal would be icing on the cake.
The full article regarding Sullivan and his claim can be seen here.