Dolphins rescue Miami high school football team stranded by Hurricane Irma

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.”b (5)

Rookie LB Jarrad Davis, Lions’ first-rounder, in concussion protocol

Detroit Lions starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis was not available to talk after his team’s 24-10 win over the New York Giants on Monday night because he was in the league’s concussion protocol.

Strong likely will step into the No. 3 spot, which will take some pressure off Cole.

Strong, a 2015 third-round pick, was suspended for the first game of the season because of his February 2016 arrest for illegal possession of marijuana. Strong was riding in a car driven by Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, a former teammate at Arizona State, and admitted to having the marijuana without a medical marijuana card.

Strong played in the Texans’ Week 2 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals but did not have a target. He played on just 30 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

In three seasons with the team, Strong had 28 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns (all in his rookie season). The Texans considered releasing the wide receiver before the season during the cut down to the 53-man roster.

In a corresponding roster move, the Jags placed defensive tackle Michael Bennett on the reserve/injured list.

The Pro Bowl receiver has spent endless hours at the facility and at home treating and rehabbing the injury. Beckham said Thursday he “felt good” and was itching to get back on the field.
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