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25.04.2019 04:09
The question of who will control the Denver Broncos has landed in court. Antworten

The Broncos want it to be decided elsewhere.In a 15-page document filed on Friday Colby Wadman Jersey , the three trustees charged with managing the franchise during the incapacitation of owner Pat Bowlen seek a stay of litigation recently filed by Pat Bowlen’s brother regarding the procedures put in place for determining the next controlling owner of the team.Pat Bowlen, before surrendering control of the team due to his ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s disease, established a three-person trust that would eventually determine which, if any, of Pat Bowlen’s seven children would be capable and ready to serve as controlling owner of the team. Last month, Pat Bowlen’s brother, Bill, filed a legal action challenging the authority of the trustees. As alleged by the trustees in the motion to stay the action pending arbitration, Bill Bowlen’s formal challenge to the authority of the trustees represents a “thinly-veiled continuation” of the efforts of Beth Bowlen Wallace, one of Pat Bowlen’s daughters, to secure control of the team.The document contends that the trustees previously have concluded that Beth Bowlen Wallace is “not capable or qualified” to serve as the controlling owner.The trustees hope to submit the matter to arbitration by the NFL, pursuant to the league’s Constitution and Bylaws. The filing makes it clear that the league has not yet accepted the matter for arbitration, but that the trustees want the litigation to be delayed until the NFL makes a decision on whether the ownership dispute allegedly at the heart of Bill Bowlen’s legal action will be resolved by arbitration.The document asserts that Beth Bowlen Wallace and her sister, Amie Klemmer, “have attempted to circumvent [Pat] Bowlen’s succession plan,” which allegedly contemplates that the trustees eventually will determine — with no predetermined deadline — which of Pat Bowlen’s children is qualified and capable of running the team.It’s believed that the trustees have identified Brittany Bowlen, 28, as the best candidate among the children of Pat Bowlen to eventually qualify as controlling owner. The trustees have not yet decided whether Brittany Bowlen or any of the other children of Pat Bowlen should inherit the power to run the franchise. Last month, Brittany Bowlen expressed publicly her interest in eventually qualifying to serve as controlling owner. DENVER (AP) — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver’s season on the brink and his job on the line.He backed down.Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6 Tramaine Brock Jersey , Joseph sent his kicker onto the field to a chorus of boos at Mile High Stadium.Despite his sound logic, the man who’s gone for it on fourth down 21 times, more than any other NFL coach this season — and seen his team convert a league-high 13 of those — chose the field goal that would leave the Broncos trailing by 1 with 4:35 left.“We were absolutely surprised they went for a field goal,” Browns safety Jabrill Peppers said after his game-ending sack sealed Cleveland’s first win over Denver in 28 years .“I didn’t know what they were thinking,” offered Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. “If it was me, I would have gone for the touchdown.”Joseph explained that he’d rather take the sure points there — Brandon McManus is 37 of 39 from inside 30 yards — than risk coming away empty-handed and then needing a touchdown to win it rather than another field goal.Forty-eight hours later, Joseph offered another impassioned defense of his decision.He said it was a fourth-and-a-long-1, the Broncos had just been stuffed on two runs that didn’t look pretty and he had faith his depleted defense would get a stop.This, even though safeties Dymonte Thomas and Justin Simmons were forced into coverage with cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. (leg), Isaac Yiadom (head), Brendan Langley (head), Jamar Taylor (ejected) and Bradley Roby (lacerated lip) all out, leaving just one healthy cornerback in oft-injured Tramaine Brock.Left unsaid was the lack of faith Joseph had in his anemic offense led by the lackluster Case Keenum and coordinated by Bill Musgrave, who added to his bucketful of head-scratching calls this season when he dialed up a deep pass on first down moments after the Broncos had lost their fourth and fifth cornerbacks early in the fourth quarter.Keenum’s pass was picked off by cornerback T.J. Carrie — whom Keenum said he never saw — at midfield. The Browns converted that takeaway into the game-winning touchdown on Baker Mayfield’s 2-yard toss to Antonio Callaway with safety Justin Simmons helplessly trailing him in coverage.Joseph’s dice roll on fourth down might have paid dividends had the Broncos not surrendered a 40-yard run to Nick Chubb on first down when his cousin, Bradley Chubb, threw his man into linebacker Todd Davis, and Adam Gotsis missed the tackle.Gotsis atoned for his gaffe when he dumped Chubb for a 2-yard loss just after the 2-minute warning on fourth-and-1 when Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams went for the gusto and came up empty.“We came up here to win the ball game,” said Williams, who improved to 4-2 and burnished his credentials for the full-time gig. “I don’t think anyone was ever worried about me not being aggressive. We came up here to win it. Offensively, we were going to win it right there. If not Su’a Cravens Jersey , defensively we’re going to come back and do it.“That’s the aggressive nature of this team.”It was the Broncos who had been the aggressors all season, and Keenum wanted to go for it on fourth-and-1, although he added, “I can’t complain because I had the ball in my hands with a chance to win the game.”Denver’s desperation drive, however, started at their 13 with 1:49 and no timeouts left.They reached the 50 on Keenum’s 15-yard throw to Devontae Booker on fourth-and-2, putting them just 8 yards shy of McManus’ comfort zone. But Keenum rushed up to the line and spiked the ball to stop the clock at 52 seconds rather than getting a few more yards with a quick strike against a backpedaling, winded defense.That breather allowed the Browns to regroup and they subsequently showed two looks the Broncos hadn’t seen all night, forcing a pair of incompletions before Peppers’ sack of Keenum ended it .“It’s just a tough time right now,” said Von Miller, whose team hasn’t reached the playoffs in the three years since he led the Broncos to a win over Cam Newton and Carolina in Super Bowl 50.In other notable calls in Week 15:—Titans cornerback Logan Ryan announced Monday that he broke his left leg in Tennessee’s victory over the Giants, writing on Twitter that he believes a player should release his own injury news .—The Chargers trolled Stephen A. Smith ‘s pronouncement that he was excited about the Chiefs’ matchup with the San Diego Chargers (now in Los Angeles) featuring Spencer Ware (who was out with an injury), Hunter Henry (now on IR) squaring off against Derrick Johnson (not in the NFL anymore).After tweeting their inactives, the Chargers added this tongue-in-cheek update: “LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Fouts and Lance Alworth are all OUT for tonight.”—After wearing cleats that paid tribute to the history of protest on Monday night, Panthers safety Eric Reid, who was one of the first players to join Colin Kaepernick in protesting racial injustice and police violence by kneeling during the national anthem when both were with the 49ers, tweeted a photo of his latest drug test notice, writing it was his seventh “Random” test of the season.

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