National Football League Walton-Penner group agrees to purchase Denver Broncos 10 hours ago share facebook twitter reddit linkThe Walton family has won the bidding to purchase the Denver Broncos in the most expensive deal for a sports franchise anywhere in the world. "Learning more about their background and vision for the Denver Broncos, I am confident that their leadership and support will help this team achieve great things on and off the field." Rob Walton said in a statement, "We are thrilled to be selected to move forward with the purchase of the Denver Broncos! We know she will bring her strategic acumen and leadership perspective to our team," Walton said. Get more from National Football League Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more.
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> Archive 75: Bill Walton | 75 Stories: Bill WaltonThough remembered by many for a career plagued by injuries and a personal life spiced by controversy, Bill Walton won high praise from players and coaches alike during his checkered career. Before playing a single minute in the NBA, Walton knew the pains on injuries. During his first two years in Portland, Walton had sprained an ankle, broken his left wrist twice and dislocated two toes and two fingers. I’d never had a player say anything like that to me before.” But he had never coached Bill Walton. Walton played in 55 games in 1983-84 and 67 in 1984-85, while the Clippers won 30 and 31 games, respectively.USA TODAY - Denver Broncos to be sold to Walmart heir Rob Walton for record $4.65 billion, per report
Financial terms were not immediately disclosed, but 9News in Denver reported that Walton will pay $4.65 billion for the franchise, more than double the most recent sale price for an NFL team. "We are thrilled to be moving forward with the purchase of the Denver Broncos," Walton said in a statement released by the team. " Mellody Hobson, the co-CEO of Ariel Investments and chair of the board for Starbucks, is joining the ownership group, Walton said in the news release announcing the deal. Other potential candidates for small slices of the ownership group include franchise luminaries John Elway and Peyton Manning. Tepper, by Forbes’ estimate worth more than $16 billion, held the title of richest NFL owner but will be roughly quadrupled by Walton.CBS SPORTS - Dalton Risner says Russell Wilson better than advertised, Broncos have already installed entire offense
This season, that will change, as Denver traded for Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler Russell Wilson. This week, starting offensive guard Dalton Risner appeared on CBS Denver to discuss the upcoming season. He said that Wilson has been better than advertised, not only as a quarterback, but as a leader and teammate. "We've already installed the whole offense," said Risner. This offense man, I think in football, sometimes we get a little bit overzealous and we act like things are a lot different, but this is going to be a new offense, man.FOX SPORTS - Denver Broncos sale could come as early as this month
National Football League Denver Broncos sale could come as early as this month 1 day ago share facebook twitter reddit linkThe Denver Broncos could have a new owner as soon as this month in what’s expected to be the most expensive deal in sports history at around $4.5 billion. The Broncos’ price tag is expected to surpass the $3.1 billion sale last month of Chelsea F.C., one of European soccer’s blue-ribbon teams, to an American-led consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. "My job is to get the team ready and teach systems and teach them to come together as a team and get them better at football," Hackett said. Bowlen died in 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, a month shy of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Get more from National Football League Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more.