MIAMI (Ticker) - For the second time in three weeks, a tropical disturbance has forced the
from participating in an NFL Sunday.
With Hurricane Jeanne - a Category 3 storm - threatening the east coast of Florida, the Dolphins postponed their home game against the
on Sunday afternoon. No makeup date has been set.
Dolphins president Eddie Jones issued the following statement on Saturday:
"After conferring with local authorities and the NFL, in the best interest of public safety it was decided that under no circumstances will the game against the
be played on Sunday afternoon.
"The Commissioner's office has asked the two teams to consider the largest public safety issues to determine when the game can best be played. A final decision regarding the revised time and date of the game jointly will be made in consultation with the league, the Steelers, and government officials as the hurricane track becomes clearer."
More than three-quarters of a million residents of Florida's east coast were warned to evacuate as Hurricane Jeanne is expected to come ashore by Sunday. It would be the state's fourth hurricane in six weeks, following Charley, Frances and Ivan, which have already caused billions of dollars of damage and more than 60 deaths in the United States.
The Dolphins had their home opener against the
moved up one day to September 11 due to the threat of Ivan.