Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino told us early today that House Speaker Will Weatherford told him that a measure to subsidize Sun Life stadium's renovations with tax money has "a good chance" of passing the Legislature.
Asked about that, Weatherford had an entirely different recollection. In fact, it might not even get a floor vote in the Florida House. And if it does, there's a strong chance the measure would take a two-thirds vote to pass (a high bar).
"It was interesting. When he was there, he was talking about autism and autism awareness. He didn't bring up the Dolphins bill. Somebody in the office said something about Dolphins. He said, 'Oh, yeah. By the way. I'm supposed to tell you that I'm in favor of that bill.' And we had a good chuckle about it.
"No. I didn't say whether the bill would pass or die. I said the bill's still alive. Everything's alive until Day 60. But whether or not it passes the Florida House has yet to be seen."
Procedurally, isn't there a high bar for this to come over?
"I would say it's an uphill battle for the Dolphins," Weatherford said.
House Speaker Will Weatherford on what he said to Dan Marino re: Dolphins stadium bill: "I didn't say whether the bill would pass or die."
"It's an uphill battle for the Dolphins,