Dolphins considering $75 million training complex at stadium

Three months ago word leaked that the Dolphins were expected to have a new training facility within four years. Now comes news that they might practice where they play.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins could build a training facility on team-owned land just west of Hard Rock Stadium. The privately funded complex would cost around $75 million and open in two years.

NBA officials will tell you that we’ve seen this before, a phenom receiving big bucks, arriving amid much fanfare. But they’re kidding themselves and they know it. No one has gotten this much this soon, no one has ever entered any league under so much scrutiny. The three-year, $10.8 million rookie contract he’s getting from the Cavaliers is Monopoly money to James, who has endorsement deals worth more than $100 million. I’ve been around the game for 40 years, says Cavs coach Paul Silas, and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s scary.

The 39-year-old Brees needs 1,496 yards to pass Manning, and Brees is 51 touchdown passes behind Manning.

The two have played in nine Pro Bowls together and played against each other in Super Bowl XLIV, where Brees took home the MVP award.

The Texans, who are represented by attorney David Gregory of the law firm Locke Lord, stress that such a reporting clause is essential for the team to accurately measure cheerleaders’ workloads: If the Texans do not know a cheerleader is working hours, the Texans cannot ensure she is paid for such hours. As the litigation develops, it will be interesting to see whether, and how, the cheerleaders notified the team of the time they spent working.

The litigation may also delve into whether the cheerleaders are exempt from the FLSA. If they are exempt, then the cheerleaders would lose the argument that the FLSA commands that they are owed overtime pay and minimum wage. Anticipating that the Texans might argue the cheerleaders are exempt, the cheerleaders insist that they are nonexempt—meaning, among other things, that they would be entitled to overtime pay if they can prove that they worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

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