Despite expressing curiosity, Jeff Bezos is seemingly bowing out of the operating to buy the Washington Commanders. The founding father of Amazon, Bezos will not be at the moment planning to bid on the franchise, in line with The Washington Post. This probably clears the best way for a gaggle led by New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris to buy the franchise.
The publish reported earlier this 12 months that Bezos employed the funding agency of Allen & Company to judge a possible bid for the Commanders. Bezos, 59, alluded to presumably buying the Commanders throughout an look on CNN this previous fall. During the interview, Bezos shared that he performed soccer throughout his adolescence in Houston. The Oilers, coached by Bum Phillips, had been among the many NFL’s finest groups for a time period throughout Bezos’ teenage years.
While Bezos hasn’t and apparently will not, three different billionaire-led teams have positioned bids matching present Commanders proprietor Daniel Snyder’s asking worth of $6 billion. Along with Harris’ group, Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos, who has been attempting to buy a sports activities franchise, has positioned his absolutely funded bid, in line with ESPN. The different bid got here from Houston Rockets proprietor Tilman Fertitta.
Harris’ group is the front-runner to buy the Commanders, in line with The Post. Included in Harris’ possession group is NBA Hall of Fame level guard Magic Johnson, who’s a present shareholder of the MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, and the MLS’ Los Angeles Football Club.
Johnson just lately confirmed the bid’s submission on NBC’s “The Today Show.”
“Our bid is in,” Johnson mentioned. “We hope that we win. We do not know what is going on to occur. … We’ll see what occurs with Mr. Snyder making that call. But we’re enthusiastic about it.”
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