Senior Bowl chief says no plans to exit Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Senior Bowl President Steve Hale says the
game has no plans to leave its long-time home in Mobile.

He says speculation about a move apparently is based on the
Senior Bowl's expired contract with Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where the
game showcases college seniors who might enter the NFL draft. The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday that the Senior Bowl has
offered Tampa exclusive negotiating rights for its game and an
expected long-term arrangement before moving to contact other
potential suitors.

Hale says there's been no contact between the Senior Bowl and
Tampa sports officials.

The first Senior Bowl game was played in 1950 in Jacksonville,
Fla. and moved to Mobile in 1951.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league only furnishes coaches
and staff.

"It's not our game to move," he said.