On Thursday, WDAE radio host Dan Sileo talked on the air regarding rumors of financial problems involving the Glazer family, and of a possible sale of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs initially opted not to respond to the rumors. Not long thereafter, co-chairman Joel Glazer sounded off.
“The report today by WDAE’s Dan Sileo about our family and the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers is 100 percent false,” Joel Glazer said in a statement. “The Tampa Bay
Buccaneers are not, nor have they ever been for sale. In addition, our
family or any of our related companies have never invested one penny
with Bernie Madoff. The report is baseless, irresponsible and
slanderous. This type of behavior by Mr. Sileo and his company Clear
Channel will be dealt with in the appropriate manner.”
Sileo said that a “friend” who works for the SEC (not the football conference) told him that the Glazers had lost $440 million in the Bernie Madoff investment scam.