Having prior experience being displaced, the Dolphins helped another team in need following the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
Several Dolphins players are chipping in to cover hotel and transportation costs for the 69 players, coaches and administrators of the Miami Central High School football team after the Category 4 storm interrupted their scheduled travel plans and left the squad stranded in Las Vegas.
Central upset three-time national champion Bishop Gorman, a private school in Summerlin, Nev., last Friday and had been expected to remain at the SpringHill Suites near the Las Vegas Convention Center until Sunday. But Central’s original flight home was canceled and the school had trouble getting on a flight back to Florida — until the Dolphins came to their aid.
Initially, the Lions remained mum on the incident, but they confirmed to ESPN Thursday that the fan was banned from attending future games at Ford Field.
“Providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience at all Ford Field events is of the utmost importance and an absolute priority for our organization. A core component of our guest conduct policy is the expectation that all fans are respectful and considerate to each other regardless of their personal beliefs or differences,” the Lions said in a statement.
“With respect to the issue in question, the Detroit Lions and Ford Field do not comment on specifics related to any alleged guest incident(s) or altercations at games or other stadium events.”