As almost everyone knows, once something is on the internet, it’s almost impossible to get it erased.
The Miami Dolphins found that this week after some of their practice footage leaked online Wednesday. The footage was taken during a team walk-through that was held at Nippert Stadium, which is the home of the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Dolphins weren’t supposed to hold any practices in Cincinnati but things quickly changed when it became clear that Hurricane Ian was going to hit Florida hard. Due to the hurricane, the Dolphins were forced to leave earlier than they had planned for their trip to Cincinnati.
The problem with practicing at Nippert is that it is located in a central location on campus at the University of Cincinnati, which means students were walking by it all day and could see what they were doing on the field.
Dan Hoard, the radio voice of the Cincinnati Bearcats, offered his insight on the situation of somebody recording their practice.
“For what it’s worth, the Dolphins were given the option of using the Sheakley practice facility before or after the Bearcats practiced,” Hoard said. “The bubble isn’t up, but there are probably fewer places for students to watch. Neither facility offers total privacy and the team was aware.”
After the footage got shared on social media, the Dolphins immediately sent Barstool a letter asking them to delete the tweets.
“We are looking to have these posts deleted immediately from Twitter as this content capture was not authorized or permitted,” the Dolphins wrote in a letter.
According to NFL.com, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel actually noticed that students were watching and possibly filming so he put 12 offensive players on the field for each practice play so that anyone who saw the footage wouldn’t get a full idea of what the Dolphins were doing.