For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2011

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Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz honors local football legend at "Roast of Manny Fernandez"


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Manny Fernandez is still a South Florida legend as the defensive lineman during the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972. That’s why Miami-Dade County officials could not let Fernandez leave to his new home in Georgia without a final farewell…and some goodhearted laughs.

Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz attended the Roast of Manny Fernandez, held at Parrot Jungle Island on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. The commissioner presented a proclamation to Manny to honor him for his perfect season and his work in Miami-Dade County.

“It’s sad to see a local legend leave, but he can do so knowing that he’ll always be considered a Miami Dolphin to us,” said Commissioner Diaz, who also chairs the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. 


Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz (left) and former Miami Dolphins player Manny Fernandez.


 

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOSE PEPE DIAZ DISTRICT 12
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111 NW 1st Street, Suite 320 Miami, Florida 33128
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