http://www.bradenton.com/sports/nfl/art ... 29092.htmlLakewood Ranch-based Major League Football has delayed the opening of its preseason camp again, but a high-ranking official insists the league will not fold.
Frank Murtha, senior executive vice president of MLFB, said some problems that are operational in nature have occurred that necessitated delaying the start of training camp. He said league officials, including general managers and coaches, are meeting in Tampa this week and hope to announce a new start date for the league.
"The league is not in jeopardy of not going off," Murtha said. "We have a lot of flexibility in our schedule, and our equipment is coming in. There was just a whole bunch of things happening, and we wanted to do this the right way."
The league has incurred problems with hotel space and flight reservations because of the Easter holidays, and the task of giving physicals to the 600 players who were expected to be in the area next week to train had to be worked out, according to Murtha.
Still fairly empty, last summer, MLFB's Lakewood Ranch offices were expected to fill with up to 50 employees as the start of league play approached. MATT M. JOHNSON/Herald file photo