Some unfortunate news here in these early morning hours. A report from Mike Klis of The Denver Post indicates that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen will have to re-sign control of the team effective immediately due to health concerns.
Bowlen is dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease, an affliction that currently affects over five million Americans.
Klis indicates that team president Joe Ellis will take over control of the team on an interim basis. Ellis had these words to say about the unfortunate news.
It’s a really, really sad day,” Ellis said. “It’s sad for his family, his wife and his seven children. It’s sad for everyone in the organization. And it’s sad for all the Bronco fans who know what Pat Bowlen meant to them as an owner. It’s a day nobody wanted to see happen.
At 70 years old and with a disease that doesn’t currently have a cure, we have likely seen the last days of the Bowlen-led Broncos. He has led the organization to two Super Bowl championships in his three decades as the owner and is an icon around the National Football League.
The Denver Post goes on to indicate that Bowlen’s long-term plans are for one of his seven sons to eventually take over ownership of the team. There are no plans for his family to sell the team.
Our wishes go out to Bowlen, his family and the entire Denver Broncos organization.
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