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Report: Bowlen home following “lengthy” hospital stay

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Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen had a lengthy stay in the hospital before the team’s playoff run, a Denver Post report said Friday.

The report cited an NFL source that said Bowlen had a blood clot and has since returned home to rest. Bowlen, 71, is battling Alzheimer’s and resigned day-to-day control of the team in 2014. The Pat Bowlen Trust, established more than a decade ago, retains ownership of the team and will eventually pass it on to one of Bowlen’s seven children.

Bowlen bought the Broncos in 1984. Sunday’s Super Bowl is the team’s seventh under his ownership.

Bowlen was inducted into the team’s ring of honor last November.

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28 Responses to “Report: Bowlen home following “lengthy” hospital stay”
  1. sodakdh says: Feb 5, 2016 6:45 PM

    Classiest owner that got no recognition. Seven SB’s since ’84. Done the right way. Everyone talking negatively about Denver doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Period.

  2. boknowsall says: Feb 5, 2016 7:05 PM

    2-5 Super Bowl record. Soon to be 2-6. Cheated the salary cap on the 2 wins.

  3. chazjs says: Feb 5, 2016 7:17 PM

    sodakdh says:

    Classiest owner that got no recognition. Seven SB’s since ’84. Done the right way. Everyone talking negatively about Denver doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Period.

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    You must have missed the part about the salary cap violations and the PED suspensions.

  4. yyc2phx says: Feb 5, 2016 7:44 PM

    Classy owner from Edmonton Alberta…. He let football people run the club…Much like all the other successful teams GB, Pitt, NE, (Dallas, Buff, Minn from the past) he managed from afar but still hands on

  5. seahawksbmx says: Feb 5, 2016 8:02 PM

    I want to hear Elway say, “This one’s for Pat!” on Sunday.

  6. buckethead1 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:27 PM

    This Ones For John…..ny Manziel

  7. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Feb 5, 2016 8:28 PM

    I remember the horrible decade when we were stuck with Ken Behring, and wishing WE had an owner as benevolent, non-meddling and non-cheap like Bowlen – in other words the opposite of Behring, may his name be cursed.

  8. You can have your draft pick back when the cowboys get their cap space back says: Feb 5, 2016 9:14 PM

    NE fans are classless

  9. ttommytom says: Feb 5, 2016 9:20 PM

    He has to pass it on to ONE of his children while Tennessee gets to do the family thing?

    If Tennessee is allowed to slide, it will be a can of worms starting with Bowlen’s kids.

    I get that a definitive owner means decisive teams and owners meetings but somehow it does not seem fair that a guy gets penalized for wanting to be fair to his heirs.

  10. cinzano08 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:06 PM

    This guy is in charge of the Number 1 team on myteamcheats.com so karma will get you every time. When the cheats lose this Sunday they will have more SB losses than anyone. Fitting for the most classless, dirtiest team in NFL.

  11. JaminJake says: Feb 5, 2016 10:17 PM

    I hope his offspring are similar to that of the Davis clan instead of the York.

  12. babygaga19 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:27 PM

    I know Pat. A very nice and driven man. Rest assured, whatever happens Sunday he will not be able to process. Having said that, all his dreams came true with many successes to last a life time. This one, win or lose, is for Pat!

  13. doggeatdogg says: Feb 5, 2016 10:40 PM

    buckethead1
    This Ones For John…..ny Manziel
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    What are you, seven.

  14. godenbroncos says: Feb 5, 2016 10:51 PM

    One of the best owners in ANY sport. Having had my Grandfather battle Alzheimer’s, my heart hurts for Mr. Bowlen. I hope the continued success, (41 straight seasons of sold out games) with fans who bleed blue and orange. It’s a tribute to a man who put football and winning first. Whatever it takes.

    GoDenBroncos

  15. egomaniac247 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:45 PM

    Super Bowl, 7 appearances, ring of honor…and battling Alzheimer’s.

    Reminds me of that song…

    “And you could have it all….my empire of dirt….”

  16. snowdood163 says: Feb 6, 2016 12:03 AM

    Go Broncos. Thoughts and prayers (if that’s your preference) for Mr Bowlen.

  17. mrloser444 says: Feb 6, 2016 8:50 AM

    Really tired of all these “Cheated the Salary Cap”!

    The team TURNED THEMSELVES IN! Don’t see the Pats turning themselves in on ANYTHING!
    This is a classy organization that knows how to win. Since 1984 they have had only 5 losing seasons and have sold out every game since 1970. Not to mention that this will be their 8th Super Bowl appearance which ties them with Cowboys, Steelers and Patriots! Very few teams can sport records like that and just shows the consistency of this organization!

    GO BRONCOS and God Bless You, Mr. B!

  18. mrloser444 says: Feb 6, 2016 8:53 AM

    cinzano08 says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:06 PM
    This guy is in charge of the Number 1 team on myteamcheats.com so karma will get you every time. When the cheats lose this Sunday they will have more SB losses than anyone. Fitting for the most classless, dirtiest team in NFL.
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    The Patriots aren’t in the Super Bowl!

  19. raiderhater719 says: Feb 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    Cinzano08,your heartless and it shows i hope dragging sick peoples name through the mud helps you sleep better at night.

  20. irongoats says: Feb 6, 2016 10:16 AM

    Really tired of all these “Cheated the Salary Cap”!
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    Really? Be a Pats fan for awhile after a time it becomes comical listening to the whiners.

  21. willycents says: Feb 6, 2016 10:23 AM

    I sincerely hope all those trashing a man with Alzheimers come down with incontinence and loss of sphincter control permanently within the next week.

  22. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 6, 2016 10:43 AM

    “Classiest owner that got no recognition. Seven SB’s since ’84. Done the right way. Everyone talking negatively about Denver doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

    Oh please. The Donks salary cap cheated for their only 2 SB wins and Bowlen was fully aware of what was going on. The Donks are also infamous for the cut blocking scheme they ran for all those years under Shanahan where the Oline constantly injured defending players intentionally.

  23. hoss408 says: Feb 6, 2016 11:46 AM

    Anyone who mentions the late 90s salary cap violation needs to research exactly what it was. Your ignorance is obvious.

  24. hoss408 says: Feb 6, 2016 11:47 AM

    Cut blocking is still legal today, bud. Lots of teams do it. Haha

  25. orangecrush228 says: Feb 6, 2016 11:51 AM

    This is a man’s life and well being and all you people can complain about is salary cap and football. I just hope you don’t battle that disease one day and be forced out of your mamas basement. Get your priorities in order.

  26. chc4 says: Feb 6, 2016 11:52 AM

    Some people are just so nasty and bitter. To blast a gravely ill man over salary cap issues? He has been one of the most philanthropic owners the league has ever had. Get a grip.

  27. orange and blue owns the AFC says: Feb 6, 2016 12:55 PM

    That bitter front is coming straight out of the northeast, and it contains some gale force jealousy. Smells an awful lot like headset interfering, walk through taping, equipment tampering cheating too!

    20 > 18

  28. acebandito says: Feb 6, 2016 6:03 PM

    As a life long Broncos fan, I can’t say thanks enough to Mr. B for having the goal of winning a championship every year and for not pinching pennies or putting a line item on a spreadsheet above that goal. He’s been the best kind of owner and one I wished every fan base got to experience running their team.

    To anyone using this comment section to rip on a man who was once so full of life now crippled with an awful disease, you really need to re-calibrate your moral compass because you are way off course, man.

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