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Parcells Speaks About His Rumors of Leaving

From: Pro Football

Dolphins V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells had been reticent about his status involving a lucrative escape clause in his contract that was triggered by the team’s change of ownership that became official Tuesday. However, Parcells broke his silence Tuesday when asked whether he plans to stay with the Dolphins and seemed to shoot down rumors that he’s considering leaving.

”What does it look like I’m doing?” Parcells told the Miami Herald and other South Florida reporters after a Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala. “What do your eyes tell you?”

When pressed on the issue of the 30-day deadline that would allow him to walk away with a sum of $12 million, Parcells repeatedly said that life can change quickly before adding: “We’ll see what happens. It’s not about the money. I’ve got more money than I can spend.”

The article notes that the 30-day clause would expire prior to the launch of free agency February 27, and surmised that Parcells seemed to be hinting that it didn’t make sense for him to guarantee he was staying when there weren’t any tangible negative consequences created by leaving things open for the next month.

Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland said that he would be shocked if Parcells left.

”I know I’ll be the first person that he’ll tell when he decides what he’s doing,” Ireland said. “I’m not worried about that. I’m really not.”

After finishing his discussion with a small group of Dolphins beat writers, Parcells got into his Cadillac and drove away with Ireland and coach Tony Sparano.

Just my opinion, but I would be willing to bet Parcells stays with the Dolphins, barring some sort of argument with new owner Stephen Ross over the next month.

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