Wayne Huizenga Says Parcells Is ‘Going to Stay' Even if He Sells the Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins have now officially ended their 2008 season, which means it's front office time again. Well, at least after they deal with landing a new owner.

Some controversy has circulated around Wayne Huizenga's sale of the Miami Dolphins during this offseason; most of it's politically infused, and, actually, the sell kind of makes sense from that fiscal standpoint. Of course, there's one other bit of controversy: if Wayne sells the franchise, Bill Parcells has a clause in his contract that lets him walk out of Miami with $12 million in hand.

"Bill's going to stay,'' Huizenga said after the Dolphins' 27-9 loss to Baltimore.

"He told me [Friday] he's going to stay."

That's a pleasant stance to take and all -- and probably one that Huizenga has to take, since he doesn't want to make it appear like his organization could crumble; after all, despite the great job that Tony Sparano has done, Parcells is the one who very, very quickly took the Fins from 1-15 all the way to the playoffs.

And as a result of his front office success, you'd have to think Parcells would be highly sought after by a team like, say, the Lions, would he come available on the market. None of that means he'll leave, but at least he'll certainly have some leverage with the new owner.

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