TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's oldest professional sports franchise - the Miami Dolphins - has been dealt a crushing blow by the Florida Legislature, which ended its session without passing any funding plan that would assist the team's quest to refurbish its stadium.
The refusal of the GOP-controlled Legislature to aid the team before adjourning Friday evening wasn't just a defeat for the Dolphins - it could also sack South Florida's efforts to lure another Super Bowl to the region in the next few years.
The Dolphins and other professional sports teams were all backing a Florida Senate proposal that would have allowed each of them to compete for a share of state tax dollars. But the House - led by Speaker Will Weatherford - refused to bring up the legislation.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Colts vs. Jets Prediction Will the Jets pull off the small upset tonight when they host the Colts on Monday Night Football at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Colts vs. Jets Odds Week 13 of the NFL season concludes tonight when the New York Jets play host to the Indianapolis Colts at 8:30PM ET.
Thumbnail NFL Week 14 Opening Odds As teams jockey for playoff position and battle for division titles, here's a look at the opening odds for Week 14 in the NFL.
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Seahawks Prediction Will the Seahawks rebound off their loss to the Bucs when they take on the Panthers tonight at 8:30PM ET for Sunday Night Football?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Cardinals Prediction Will the Redskins pull off the upset today in Arizona or will the Cardinals snap out of their current funk with a victory?

NFL Team Pages