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Scout threatening lawsuit against Dolphins

Alleging Dolphins violated Americans with Disabilities Act. Jason Butt

Print This May 29, 2014, 04:16 PM EST
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Nate Sullivan, a scout formerly with the Miami Dolphins, has threatened litigation against the NFL franchise for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a report from FOX Sports.

Sullivan was recently fired by the franchise. However, Sullivan is claiming that he was working from home to better take care of his wife, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. He'd been working from home since 2004.

Rick Spielman, Randy Mueller and Jeff Ireland, Miami's previous three general managers, were reportedly OK with Sullivan working from home. New general manager Dennis Hickey, according to the FOX report, was apparently not on board with this, which is why Sullivan was fired.

It's one thing for Hickey to want all of his employees to be on site. But this is where it gets strange: The report also states that the Dolphins started excluding medication specifically for cystic fibrosis in April from their company insurance policy. If true, Sullivan and his representation will likely try to prove that the Dolphins were singling him out.

The NFL has also been named as a co-defendant in an intent-to-initiate-litigation letter.

The Dolphins are no stranger to strange news, considering how the Richie Incognito bullying case unfolded a season ago.

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