SBD/2/Leagues Governing Bodies


     CFL Commissioner Larry Smith "will be flying to Miami today
in hopes of working out details that will establish a new
franchise in the Florida city in time for the 1996 season,"
according to Marty York in this morning's Toronto GLOBE & MAIL.
But the proposed move into an NFL city has some CFL officials
concerned.  One CFL GM:  "If we go into Miami, the NFL would
obviously have a clear conscience coming into Toronto or
Vancouver."  Smith is scheduled to meet with FL Gov. Lawton
Chiles, Miami Mayor Steve Clark, Orange Bowl officials and
assorted marketing execs.  Bruce Frey, a real estate investor who
was outbid for control of the Dolphins by Wayne Huizenga, has the
option of buying the now-defunct Las Vegas Posse for $2.5M or a
new expansion franchise for more than $3M.  Accompanying Smith on
the trip will be Calgary Stampeder owner Larry Ryckman.
According to Ryckman: "I think Bruce Frey would be an excellent
owner in our League."  The CFL hopes to formally announce the
addition of a franchise in Miami on June 24 during an Orange Bowl
exhibition game between the Birmingham Barracudas and the
Baltimore CFL team (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/2).
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