Tony Sparano, the head football coach of the Miami Dolphins rumored for weeks to be in danger of being fired, has put his Miami home up for sale.
According to The Sun Sentinel, Sparano put his Davie, Fla., home on the market this week for almost $1.5 million. They bought the home in 2008 for $1.7 million, according to property records obtained by The Sun Sentinel.
So, why are you putting your house up for sale, Tony Sparano? Nothing to do with that whole job situation or potential firing, right? Right.
When I moved into my home I had seven people, Sparano said in a news conference. My daughter just moved out two weeks ago to go to college in Texas. I have zero people. Nobody is upstairs.
Fair enough. Sparano did originally attempt to sell the home, which has five bedrooms, in January. Maybe he was expecting this whole season to play out as it has way back then. He took the listing off the market in March.
With his daughter gone to college, only Sparano and his wife are left in the lakefront home.
It was out there a while ago and we took it off and put it back on, and took it off because of the season, Sparano said. There's nobody there. That's the God to honest truth.
Well, the NFL lockout didn't end until about four months after Sparano took his house off the market.
According to the Web site Celebrity Detective, which profiled the house, Sparano purchased it in April 2008. It is part of the Stonebrook Estates community in Davie. Some of the features: five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a bar, three-car garage, paver deck, swimming pool and intercom system. The house has 5,182 square feet.
Sparano's firing at some point this year is widely expected, whether during or after the season. The Dolphins are 0-6 and currently would own the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft (likely Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck). Last Sunday, the Dolphins let a 15-0 lead slip away to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, falling 18-15 in overtime.
I talk to myself a lot, Sparano told reporters in a Monday news conference, when asked how he stays upbeat. I spend a lot of time doing that. I figure if I talk to myself nobody usually answers back. That's a good thing. If they start answering back, that's a bad thing.