Don Shula Uses Wheelchair At Sunday’s Dolphins Game

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula was two wheeling it Sunday at the Fins game.

The NFL Hall of Fame coach used a wheelchair to take part in a pregame ceremony Sunday honoring Miami Dolphins Hall of Famers before the team’s game against Oakland. Shula rose from his chair with assistance to unveil a new plaque in the walkway of the stadium entrance.

“My back is bothering me a little bit, and it’s tough for me to stand for any long period of time,” said Shula, 81. “I’m always looking for something to lean on or a place to sit down.”

Even so, Shula said he’s not ready to give up his golf clubs.

“I haven’t played lately, but I’m doing therapy three days a week, so hopefully I’ll be back,” he said.
Hall of Famers Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Larry Little, Dwight Stephenson and Paul Warfield also attended the pregame ceremony.

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  • Denny

    The Don Shula restaurant is notorious for poor access for people in wheelchairs. We recommend that he visit his restaurant in the wheelchair, use the disabled parking and other illegal access sections at this restaurant.

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