Jul 16th 2008 10:19PM by JJ Cooper (author feed)
Filed under: Steelers, AFC NorthThe minute the words “ownership sale” became part of the average Steelers fans conversation, nothing good could happen. Now, it’s starting to get ugly.
According to the , potential new owner Stanley Druckenmiller is not interested in becoming a minority owner–he’s either going to become the new majority owner or he’ll go home, but there’s not a situation where he’ll end up helping Dan Rooney retain majority interest in the team.
So what we have is a potential battle between Druckenmiller and Rooney for control of the team. And if you’re betting on who will win that battle, put your money on the man with $3.5 billion in the bank.
Now Druckenmiller has said that he’s planning to let Rooney continue running the team if his bid is accepted. But he also knows that Rooney will turn 76 next week, so it’s not like Rooney will be running the team for too much longer. And Druckenmiller hasn’t offered the same guarantee for Rooney’s son Art Rooney II.