Hurricanes monitoring pre-FSU game storm … again

Mother Nature must really not want the University of Miami to play Florida State this season.

For the second time in four weeks, school officials are monitoring a tropical system that could impact the rivalry that is scheduled to be played Saturday in Tallahassee.

The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 16, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The new date was easily scheduled as both teams had bye weeks already planned.

Saturday’s game is now in jeopardy due to what is currently Tropical Depression No. 16. The system is projected to become a Category 1 hurricane and move into the area near the Florida panhandle over the weekend.

“We are monitoring the situation and are in communication with both Florida State University and the Atlantic Coast Conference office,” a university representative said.

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The team went through practice Wednesday morning and is preparing to play, but know things can change.

“You really can only control what you can control,” Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt said. “We’ll let the administration figure all that out. Coming off the bus was the first I’ve heard of it. I didn’t really think about it. We’re going to keep practicing and preparing and getting ready to play.”

If the game is played as scheduled, it can be seen on ESPN at 3:30 p.m.

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Seminoles cancel home opener because of Hurricane Irma

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Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham accepts deferred prosecution program

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has accepted a deferred prosecution program that will likely keep him from serving any time, Miami-Dade County court records show.

Bradham agreed to the deal Friday, just days before his battery trial was expected to begin.

Under the terms of the deal, Bradham’s case would be diverted out of court, and he could avoid jail time if he meets certain conditions, according to an ESPN.com report.

Bradham was arrested last July at the Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach.

According to a Miami Beach police report, Bradham got into an argument with an employee at the hotel when he, without provocation, punched the victim, breaking his nose.

Police said Bradham was arguing with the employee about his speed of service.

Bradham also faces a misdemeanor charge stemming from an October arrest at Miami International Airport. Police said Bradham brought a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage.

According to an arrest report, Bradham told police he forgot that the gun was still in the bag.

ESPN.com reported that there is a hearing in that incident scheduled for July 24.

The former Florida State linebacker was a team captain for the Seminoles as a senior in 2011. He was a 2012 fourth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills.

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Man faces manslaughter charge in fatal shooting of former FSU football star’s father

A man faces a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of the father of former Florida State University football star Travis Rudolph at a South Florida adult nightclub, authorities said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Paul Senat, 36, of Lantana, was arrested Tuesday in what was initially deemed to be an accidental shooting.

Barbera said Darryl Rudolph, 55, was found with a gunshot wound early Saturday in a back storage room at Sugar Daddy’s Cabaret in West Palm Beach.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died.

Barbera said detectives determined that Rudolph was at the club repairing items when Senat, who works at the club, moved a firearm off a shelf in an adjacent room.

The gun discharged, striking Rudolph in the back of the neck, Barbera said.

Travis Rudolph, who played football at Cardinal Newman High School, left FSU after his junior season to declare for the upcoming NFL draft. The wide receiver made headlines last summer after he ate with an autistic boy who was sitting alone while the Seminoles were visiting a Tallahassee middle school.

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