Today, the Falcons announced that it’s official.
“During his tenure with the Falcons and throughout his NFL career, Warrick represented the highest of NFL standards on and off the field,” owner Arthur Blank said in a team-issued release. “Warrick has a special affinity for the Falcons, as we do for him, and we are very happy he will be back in the Falcons family representing our club as a limited partner.”
“This opportunity fulfills one of my professional goals to expand my knowledge and experience in the area of NFL team management, branding and operations,” Dunn said. “I am excited to be back as part of the Falcons team and, in particular, to work with Mr. Blank.”
Dunn is one of seven limited partners. Blank owns more than 90 percent of the team.
Dunn split his 12-year career between the Buccaneers and the Falcons, with five years in Tampa followed by six in Atlanta and then one last season in Tampa. He was the 2004 Walter Payton Man of the Year, an award that deserves far more attention for its recipients than it seems to get.