Fla. officers cut security at Dolphins games after anthem protests

There was about a third less off-duty officers than usual at Hard Rock Stadium during Sunday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets


By PoliceOne Staff

MIAMI — Fewer Florida police officers worked NFL security this past Sunday in response to several Miami Dolphins players kneeling during the national anthem.

During Sunday’s game between the Dolphins and the New York Jets, there was about a third less off-duty officers than usual at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FOX Business reports. 

The Miami-Herald reported that John Rivera, Dade County Police Benevolent Association President, said he expected there to be 270 officers at the game as opposed to the 400 who usually show up.

Rivera said this issue could linger through the remaining home games of the season, but he also added that he’s willing to talk to Dolphins players and owners so they “can all understand each other.”

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