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Bon Jovi clarifies his interest in NFL ownership

On Sunday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that rocker Jon Bon Jovi could be purchasing 15 percent of the Atlanta Falcons, a transaction that could be worth up to $150 million.

Bon Jovi has since clarified his interest in becoming an NFL owner, via a statement provided to Mortensen from Bon Jovi spokesperson Tiffany Shipp.

“Since helping to establish the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football team — from its inception through our 2008 championship season — I have always made clear my desire to someday enter the NFL,” Bon Jovi said, confirming that he had been in “confidential negotiations” since being approached by the Falcons “some months ago.”

The bigger question, in our view, is whether Bon Jovi could eventually aim even higher, especially since league rules require one person to own 30 percent of a team in order to be the majority owner.

Heck, if Jon changes his name to “Bon Rooney,” he might even be able to pull it off with only 15 percent.

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16 Responses to “Bon Jovi clarifies his interest in NFL ownership”
  1. hobartbaker says: Feb 8, 2011 5:07 PM

    Will sing for franchises.

  2. joetoronto says: Feb 8, 2011 5:09 PM

    How come these millionaire players can’t buy into a team?

    Oh, they don’t have any money, that’s right.

  3. hobartbaker says: Feb 8, 2011 5:11 PM

    Good luck to the kid, but he’ll never be an entertainer on the level of Al Davis, Bud Adams, or Jim Irsay.

  4. skoobyfl says: Feb 8, 2011 5:15 PM

    Gloria Estaban & Marc Anthony would be so jealous, somebody bring in Paul McCartney.

  5. upperdecker19 says: Feb 8, 2011 5:17 PM

    “He’s seen a million football games…….and rocked them all!!!”

  6. jw731 says: Feb 8, 2011 5:24 PM

    Bon Rooney…Ha ha….He could then play a major rule in the NFL instituting the “Bon Jovi” Rule….Whereas every NFL team has to interview a lame ass ballad singer for any head coach positon that opens up….

  7. semperfi24 says: Feb 8, 2011 5:40 PM

    If he changes his name to Bon Rooney, he can be majority owner, the NFL will give him 3 or 4 Championships just cuz, Obama will make him ambassador to something, his team docs can prescribe steroids and hgh……


  8. boneyardbuc says: Feb 8, 2011 5:46 PM

    I wish he’d clarify his actual height: 4’10 or 4’11??

  9. hotlantalaw says: Feb 8, 2011 6:27 PM

    hilarious! bon jovi doesn’t even know how the game is played and blank is clueless on how an nfl owner is supposed to behave – frankly i could care less inasmuch as most atlantans are transient and root for other teams and blank has done nothing for atlanta (other rhan enrich his own pockets) as a personal matter (unlike bernie marcus)

  10. profootballwalk says: Feb 8, 2011 6:36 PM

    boneyardbuc says:

    “I wish he’d clarify his actual height: 4’10 or 4’11??”

    I think the answer is rich and famous and got all the hot chicks he could ever dream of.


  11. dolphins4 says: Feb 8, 2011 7:20 PM

    I wish he’d buy the Eagles then maybe they’d win a Super bowl.

  12. johnny1979 says: Feb 8, 2011 7:49 PM

    He’s livin on a prayer if he thinks ownership is his calling. Stick to bad concerts with fat chicks throwing underwear at you!

  13. thetooloftools says: Feb 8, 2011 7:50 PM

    that boy is worth unreal money. don’t kid yourself.

  14. Deb says: Feb 8, 2011 8:11 PM

    Yes, please please let Jon Bon Jovi buy into the NFL so Mike will run his photo on more stories. And can they put a camera in the owner’s box? Just a little Bon Jovi-cam at the bottom of my TV screen. Guys get cheerleaders and Ines Sainz. Give me a little Bon Jovi-cam, and I’ll actually watch the Falcons when the Steelers aren’t playing. πŸ™‚

  15. Deb says: Feb 8, 2011 8:17 PM

    @johnny1979 …

    Bon Jovi is a top-notch businessman worth like $350 million. He owned an arena team for years. And it’s just a wild guess, but you might be underestimating his fans LOL

  16. jc1958coo says: Feb 8, 2011 8:49 PM

    worse owners : al davis, jerry jones,bud adams,dan snyder,zygi wilf , there are others!
    trash talk him if you like but look at thee above!

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