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Was Wayne Weaver trying to sell the Jags?

Let me start out by saying this, I can't stand Michael Silver, his articles and constant bashing of the Jaguars.  But his article I just read was kind of alarming and has me concerned. You can take this as just another rumor (which we hear every year) or you can be alarmed by it. Either way, let's hope none of it's true.

 

By Michael Silver, of Yahoo! Sports

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Wayne Weaver: Last year, I decreed that the man I like to call Whine Weaver was the league’s worst owner. Now he can’t even crack the bottom seven. What a comeback! What happened? Basically, Weaver stopped whining, stopped clandestinely trying to sell the franchise and started becoming a team player in league circles. “You notice how many people get religion in prison?” one owner asks. “That’s what it’s like with Wayne – he got to a bad place, and now he’s trying.” In addition to making an honest effort to improve the Jags’ situation in a struggling market, Weaver, as chair of the league’s business ventures committee, played a significant role in the deals for state-lottery, hard-liquor and practice-jersey sponsorships. In fact, because all of those deals were innovative and generated lots of revenue, I’d probably rank Weaver even higher – if I were able to forgive him for being, in my opinion, such a bald-faced liar. From early ’07 up until about a year ago, when Weaver insisted he wasn’t trying to sell the Jags, it’s a good thing he wasn’t hooked up to a Polygraph – at least according to two owners familiar with the franchise’s status. “It’s no secret he wanted to cash out,” says one. “He put a prospectus out and had people kicking tires.” One source says that within the last 24 months an NBA owner had a deal in place to buy the Jags that ended up falling through because of cross-ownership complications with the league and that an East Coast businessman also came close to purchasing the team before backing out of negotiations.

 

You can read the full article here: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Aqd5O8DcJXh7WbwjZX7pB51DubYF?slug=ms-ownerrankingspartone09020&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

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