Da Kid met The Mayor on Friday.
It’s hard to say who came away more impressed.
New Dolphin star Mike Wallace visited Miami City Hall on Friday, officially welcomed to town by Mayor Tomas Regalado. During the half-hour sit-down, the two discussed ways that Wallace could positively impact the community, maximizing his star status.
“It’s great,” Wallace said. “This is the first time I ever met the mayor. He’s the biggest man in the city.”
Regalado, up for re-election in November, was quick to knock that idea down.
“I’m not the biggest man in the city,” he said. “Hopefully, it will be Mike Wallace. Hopefully, [he’ll bring] a Super Bowl and a championship.”
Wallace certainly has the pedigree. The former Pro Bowl receiver is expected to be the focal point of the Dolphins’ passing attack this fall after signing a five-year contract worth some $60 million.
He also plans to be a fixture locally off the field. After flying home to New Orleans to spend Father’s Day with his dad, Wallace will return to Miami for Game 6 of the NBA Finals – where he hopes the Heat will clinch a second consecutive NBA title.
And once he gets settled in South Florida, Wallace plans to do his part to help Miami’s less-fortunate
“I need to be involved in the city in a positive way,” Wallace said. “This is a very big city, a very important city. I want to do great things in the community.”
• The Dolphins on Friday announced the signing of third-round pick Dallas Thomas, a rookie offensive lineman out of Tennessee. The four-year deal is believed to be worth roughly $2.9 million.
That leaves Dion Jordan, the No. 3 overall selection, as the Dolphins’ lone remaining unsigned draft pick.