For the third time in a decade, retired Dolphins star Mark Duper has been jailed after alleged acts of violence.
The NFL wants its employees exempt from local hotel taxes during Super Bowl 2016 as the Miami Dolphins push for a hike in the tax to fund stadium renovations. On Friday, the region’s bid organizers said no to the request.
SUN LIFE STADIUM RENOVATIONS | MIAMI DOLPHINS
Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Dolphins have agreed to a countywide vote on using tax dollars to renovate Sun Life. But he may hold back funds if the NFL snubs South Florida.
The Dolphins claim the extra dollars that will come from a 2016 South Florida Super Bowl justifies quick approval of government millions for a stadium renovation.
POLITICS / ANALYSIS
Miami-Dade Commission’s plan to raise hotel taxes and give the Miami Dolphins an additional $3 million annual state subsidy has the slimmest of chances of passage in the Florida Legislature.
Last January, while the Dolphins were conducting a coaching search and the Patriots were in the playoffs and headed to another Super Bowl, a since-departed Miami defensive player was talking about both teams when the subject turned to Tom Brady.
Miami Dolphins | Grading the game
Grading the Miami Dolphins, position by position, in their victory over the Buffalo Bills.
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You know what rebuilding in pro football feels like? Try standing and remaining stable during airplane turbulence. Try building your homes foundation in a terrible storm. Howling engulfs you, and patience and perspective, which are almost always helpful tools, dont feel like them inside of noise and panic.
WHEN THE DOLPHINS RUN THE BALL
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Aw, naw, ESPN, you dont get off that easy. You dont just get to serve up Rob Parker as your network village idiot to mollify the pitchfork-and-torch wielding masses roused by Parkers First Take ramblings on race and Robert Griffin III.
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The old men arrived one by one, many of them physically smaller than we remember but in other ways just as big as ever maybe bigger, because sometimes time does not diminish. Sometimes, it magnifies. Hairlines recede and stomachs paunch and you see that slight shuffling limp that becomes the normal gait of so many former professional football players, but here they were and here they are, 40 years later.
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The Dolphins on Sunday are doing what they do perhaps better than anything, and that is reaching back into a glorious past to honor a time and people that once made the franchise among the most successful in all of team sports.
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In My Opinion | Greg Cote
In their pursuit of competitiveness, the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes are currently in a race against time ... and their fans' patience.
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The Season Of Lost Hope begins Sunday in Houston, where the Dolphins represent the single biggest underdog in a sport that prides itself on parity. A point spread that started as one touchdown this week has swollen to almost two now, America betting more and more, on this national sports holiday of celebration and excitement, that the Dolphins will stink.
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Out here in the world everything about the Dolphins seems troubling. They didnt score enough touchdowns in the exhibition season. They gave up too many touchdowns. They didnt win any of the exhibition games and that, of course, means they wont win many when the games actually count.
The Dolphins will do to their roster what they have done every year at this point — reduce, reuse and recycle players dropped from other teams, a mostly below-water churning that keeps the league office busy.
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A franchise that has sunk itself under the weight of a lot of bad decisions for a long time made a very good decision Monday afternoon.
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The Dolphins believe they have two fistfuls of wide receivers who are worthy of being on an NFL roster this year. So privately, theyre confident they have good players at the position.
ARMANDO SALGUERO | IN MY OPINION
Four years ago, the Dolphins hired a respected former offensive line coach and made a commitment to rebuilding from the inside out, casting the offensive line as a teams foundation that was supposed to be as strong as the men who played there.
One question weve heard a lot about the Dolphins: How can a team thats so mediocre and dumped its top playmaker (Brandon Marshall) not have the cap space - or try to create it - to make competitive bids for Eric Winston, Vincent Jackson, Mario Williams or any other free agent who was an impact 2011 starter for another team?
One day after meeting with Packers free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, the Dolphins are getting a surprise visitor to camp: 49ers free agent quarterback Alex Smith.
FLORIDA SPORTS BUZZ
Two days after Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz said Peyton Manning "is not throwing like an NFL quarterback," NFL Network's Mike Lombardi also raised concerns.
Former Dolphins fullback Heath Evans revealed to radio host Jorge Sedano on 790 AM on Wednesday an ugly story involving former Dolphins coach Nick Saban and former offensive lineman Jeno James in July 2005.
When Brandon Marshall joined the Miami Dolphins in 2010, he had a string of scrapes with the law in three states, repeated domestic disputes, contract squabbles, and petulant behavior during three years with the Denver Broncos.
Nov. 1, 2004: Arrested in Orange County, Fla., on five misdemeanor charges of trespass, resisting an officer without violence, refusal to obey an officer, disorderly conduct and assault on an officer. Eventually, not prosecuted.
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Media-related tidbits, mostly from this week’s World Congress of Sports convention in Miami:
DOLPHINS AT BILLS | SUN., 1 P.M., CBS
Whether or not the Dolphins miss inside linebacker Channing Crowder Sunday as much as they usually do will depend on Tim Dobbins.
DAVIE - Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Tony McDaniel appeared in a Broward County courtroom Sunday morning, charged with domestic violence, according to police and court records.
Dolphins running back Jesse Chatman signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets on Sunday, agent Brett Tessler said. Chatman replaced Ronnie Brown as the team's starter after Brown tore his ACL.
QUARTERBACK | F The Dolphins have a quarterback controversy in reverse. John Beck struggles and comes out. Cleo Lemon comes in and, save for a couple of plays, also struggles. When you combine the two, you have five sacks, two interceptions and two lost fumbles.
WHEN DOLPHINS RUN THE BALL
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- Brookings study: Miami attracts big share of foreign students, but not in STEM fields
- Entrepreneurship events a show of force of angels, startups
- Carlos Gutierrez of McCann Worldgroup: Engineering the creative path forward
- Entrepreneurship Datebook
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- Roxane Gay offers a biting perspective on pop culture in ‘Bad Feminist’
- Fundraiser supports Read to a Child
- Steve Almond considers football, our unkickable addiction
- Desert Inn to get a Wild West revival?
- The events of 9/11 and its aftermath shape the lives of a Washington couple in ‘Before, During, After’
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- A South Florida acting couple lands the perfect roles: husband and wife
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- Thomas Wyroba, 64, beloved teacher at Miami’s New World of the Arts
- Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Friday
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