With the legislative session past its halfway mark, the outlook is — at best — mixed for a series of sports incentive bills, including one worth $60 million for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That bill has committee stops remaining in both the House and Senate, and will not receive a hearing this week. It would give a $2 million sales tax rebate over 30 years to Jacksonville, which would have to use it for improvements to city-owned EverBank Field.
Jacksonville Jaguars 27-year-old running back Jalen Parmele was part of the committee utilized by the Jags to try and overcome the injury to star RB Maurice Jones-Drew last season. Parmele ran for 143 yards on 40 carries in 11 games for a meager average of 3.6 yards per carry, but he was versatile enough to return kicks. The big problem was that the impending free agent running back suffered a season-ending groin injury in late November, and he had surgery on it in early December.