State law enforcement will not be available for Florida State vs. Miami

By Jesse Reed
Sept 1, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A general view of Hard Rock Stadium prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Miami Dolphins. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The state of Florida is currently being hammered by Hurricane Matthew, but that won’t stop Florida State and Miami from hitting the gridiron at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night.

One thing that will be missing is a state police presence, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office¬†made clear, via Gary Fineout of the Associated Press.

This doesn’t mean there will be no police presence at all, but it does significantly limit the amount of security that will be at the big game.

Tim Reynolds of the AP detailed one reason for concern.

With limited resources in a time of crisis, this is a move that makes perfect sense in the broad scope of what Florida needs.

However, it remains to be seen if a lack of police security will have a negative impact on the upcoming game in Miami. This is one of the biggest games of Week 6, and tensions are likely to run high between these two teams, and potentially between their fans.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those being adversely affected by the events of Hurricane Matthew. Stay safe.