Miami mayor makes good on Emerald Bowl bet


Syd'Quan Thompson, Laron Byrd
Syd'Quan Thompson, Laron Byrd

Miami wider receiver Laron Byrd, bottom, is brought down by California's Syd'Quan Thompson in the second half of the Emerald Bowl NCAA college football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. California won 24-17.

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Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:39 a.m.

MIAMI Less than a week after the University of Miami's 24-17 loss to the California Golden Bears in the Emerald Bowl, Miami's mayor is making good on his bet with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz has decided to send Newsom some Florida stone crab claws.

Diaz was originally going to send his counterpart some oranges but that would be illegal. Diaz' staff was told that California law forbids distribution of Florida oranges within the state. Officials at California's Department of Food and Agriculture fear that citrus canker, which constantly threatens Florida crops, would spread there as well.

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