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.