In Miami, owner Stephen Ross has been selling off pieces of the Dolphins to a smattering of entertainers, athletes, and celebrities.
In Atlanta, owner Arthur Blank could be carving off a chunk of the Falcons for a well-known football fan who hails from a place where the only “Dirty Birds” are pigeons who landed in a puddle of industrial waste.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Blank currently is in talks with Jon Bon Jovi regarding a possible sale of a minority interest in the team. Blank confirmed to Mort that discussions have occurred, but Blank didn’t reveal how close the process was to completion.
Bon Jovi, a New Jersey native, previously owned a piece of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul, and he has a long-time friendship with Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Born and raised in New York, Blank bought the Falcons in 2002 with some of the money he earned via founding The Home Depot.