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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Vikes To Have Nfl's 1st Black Owner

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 03:54 PM
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Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler agreed to buy the Minnesota Vikings in a deal that would make him the NFL's first black owner.
 

Fowler declined to say how much he would pay for the team. Published reports and a rival bidder, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, put the price at about $625 million.

Owner Red McCombs had the team on the block since 2002. Taylor had offered about $600 million, though some of that money was contingent on a new stadium being built. If the league approves the deal, McCombs will make a huge profit - he paid $246 million for the team in 1998.

Asked about becoming the league's first black owner, Fowler said Monday in a seeming contradiction that he thought it was "a great thing" and not that big a thing. He said race didn't figure in negotiations with McCombs.

Associated Press





[Edited on 14/2/05 by TRD]




posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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Will new ownership get this team over the hump?



 
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