Even if NFL teams didn’t necessarily love the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, they also had to come to this reality: There was no other good option for the Raiders. At least Las Vegas was offering $750 million for a new stadium. That’s why the vote was an overwhelming 31-1.
But there was the one no vote. In time, perhaps Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will be remembered as the voice of reason.
There are reasons to be skeptical about the Las Vegas move. Ross, in a statement via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, said his main opposition was in relocation itself. This is the NFL’s third time moving a franchise in a little more than a year. That’s not a great look for the NFL.
“My position today was that we as owners and as a league owe it to the fans to do everything we can to stay in the communities that have supported us until all options have been exhausted,” Ross said. “I want to wish Mark Davis and the Raiders organization the best in Las Vegas.”
The NFL is the most popularRead More »from One NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, voted against the Raiders' Las Vegas move. Here's why