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Sparano might get a financial apology from Miami

Tony Sparano

Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano reacts after a play during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


The Dolphins got out the word last night that coach Tony Sparano would be back with the team. But it’s not quite that simple.

There are understandably a lot of frayed feelings and relationships that need to be mended. One quickie solution to any relationship trouble: Throw money at the problem.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes via a source in the ownership group (Jennifer Lopez?) that the team will discuss an “adjustment” in Sparano’s contract. Basically, he may get a financial apology.

There are plenty of issues at stake here, including the future of Sparano’s staff and the coach’s relationship with G.M. Jeff Ireland. Dan Henning is out as offensive coordinator, as expected.

The Dolphins have scheduled a 4:45 ET roundtable with the media, according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald which should produce some answers. The team hasn’t even officially said that Sparano is back, although they are expected to at the media session.