Bidding for the Carolina Panthers has reached a record $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
One candidate to purchase the team, Fanatics owner Michael Rubin, is currently not willing to go that high, a source told ESPN.
The 55-year-old Kestenbaum, whose business focuses on owning and operating metals, mining and natural resources assets and companies, surfaced on Wednesday.
He is believed to have strong backing from Canadian businessman Jim Pattison, according to a Markus Golden Jersey source.
Bedrock Industries purchased Canadian steel company Stelco Inc., now known as Stelco Holdings Inc., last year.
Pattison, according to Forbes, has a net worth of $6.8 billion. The magazine did not list a net worth for Kestenbaum, but Stelco reportedly has a market value of about $1.3 billion.
Richardson, 81, announced in December plans to put the team up for sale amidst an NFL investigation into allegations of sexual and racial workplace misconduct.
He stepped down from the day-to-day operations of the organization after a Sports Illustrated article detailed the allegations. Tina Becker was named the chief operating officer.
Limited Mens Steve Young Jersey After Richardson selects his choice for the winning bid, three-fourths of the 32 NFL owners have to approve the sale. The most likely time frame for that, ESPN reported last month, is the May 21-23 meetings in Atlanta.
For Chris Ballard, it appears as though this situation has been equally tiresome.
The Indianapolis Colts GM joined The Grady and Big Joe Show on 1070 the Fan this morning to talk about everything from how he sees the interior offensive line talent in the draft to discussing the trade with the New York Jets and the team’s release of Johnathan Hankins.
Ballard agreed that the return of Luck would be a long time coming as it’s been a constant talking point for a full calendar year. He admitted 鈥?more or less 鈥?that it was as agitating for him to constantly answer questions about it as it is for the local media to have to ask the questions themselves.
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We’ll ease him along. I mean, he’s in a great place right now, but we’ll ease him along. He’ll be involved, he wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be involved in the offense. He was just in town this last weekend for four days. It was great to see him, he looks great.