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    Bill Bowlen filed suit with Denver Courts

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.denverpost.com/2018/10/25/broncos-ownership-update-pat-bowlen-trust/amp/

    I don’t know what’s up with the Denver posts links anymore but just google if you want proof. Cough*butler*cough. It’s on the google home page.

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    Brother of Broncos owner files court motion to remove Joe Ellis, trustees from control of team
    Ryan O'Halloran
    October 25, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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    One of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s brothers asked a Colorado District Court on Thursday to remove the three-person trust in control of the team “due to their failure to uphold Pat Bowlen’s wishes and act in the best interest of Pat Bowlen, his family and the Broncos.”

    Since Pat Bowlen stepped aside from his day-to-day duties in 2014 to battle Alzheimer’s, Joe Ellis, Rich Slivka and Mary Kelly have served as trustees for the Pat D. Bowlen Trust. Ellis, as the Broncos’ president and CEO, is the team’s point person at league meetings.

    In a press release, Bill Bowlen said the trustees “have conflicts of interest that impair their ability to act impartially in Pat Bowlen’s best interest,” according to the petition, which was filed in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial.

    Bill Bowlen asked the court to appoint an independent party to serve as conservator of Pat Bowlen’s estate, removing Ellis, Slivka and Kelly as agents of Bowlen.

    “I am a huge fan of the Broncos, and have been for decades. Unfortunately, over the past 15 years, I’ve noticed that the operation of the Broncos has deteriorated, while my brother’s health has worsened,” Bill Bowlen said in a statement.

    “I have real concerns with these trustees, their conduct and how they got to the positions they are in. They have little or no accountability to anybody but themselves. They have not complied with the rules of the NFL and I am uncomfortable with the way they have handled my brother’s affairs. I know what his wishes were, and these individuals are definitely not following them.”

    Bill Bowlen owned a stake in the Broncos until selling his share to Pat Bowlen in 2002.
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    This could turn into an ugly fight
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingelway7 View Post
    This could turn into an ugly fight
    I don’t know that he has the power to take this all that far. Perhaps if he keeps pushing but I can’t say that I disagree with him. I’ve felt the same for a long time now.

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    Would Bill Bowlen take over as the owner? I think the upper management hasn't been horrendous.

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    Money, money, money. 'Nuff said.

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    It would be virtually impossible for the trust to be removed, especially given the most recent comments by Roger Goodell regarding the issue.

    This is really nothing news.

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    Sandy Clough and Nicki jhabvala are going over everything on 104.3 as we speak if anyone is interested

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    The crux of this is that Bill wants to see Beth Bowlen in charge, Joe and trust wants Britney... Gonna get ugly I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    The crux of this is that Bill wants to see Beth Bowlen in charge, Joe and trust wants Britney... Gonna get ugly I think.
    Nikki is stating that Brittany wants control now however it’s a radio broadcast so no link! But they’re working to gain control. This incident with Chad Kelly was the straw that broke the camels back I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Z View Post
    Nikki is stating that Brittany wants control now however it’s a radio broadcast so no link! But they’re working to gain control. This incident with Chad Kelly was the straw that broke the camels back I guess.
    No, cutting a 7th round back-up QB who didn't have one meaningful snap, had issues, and got in trouble has zip to do with this. It's a direct response to Brittany's declaration made on Saturday that she's working to become team owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    The crux of this is that Bill wants to see Beth Bowlen in charge, Joe and trust wants Britney... Gonna get ugly I think.
    Hopefully stays out of the way while the games continue. Would hate for it to be a distraction while we still have a chance of making playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyaka View Post
    The crux of this is that Bill wants to see Beth Bowlen in charge, Joe and trust wants Britney... Gonna get ugly I think.
    Eh...

    It seems Pat himself wanted Britney and the trust was set up to see that through.

    Bill really doesn't have much of a legal stand here. This may go through the courts but ultimately the trust will remain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo0730 View Post
    Eh...

    It seems Pat himself wanted Britney and the trust was set up to see that through.

    Bill really doesn't have much of a legal stand here. This may go through the courts but ultimately the trust will remain.
    Is your question leading to the conclusion that because the team isn't performing at a high level in terms of wins, that the trust should be dissolved and control given to Bill and/or Beth Bowlen?

    If so, then my answer would be yes, I'm fine with the direction of the team because I don't believe ownership is the issue right now the way those on 104.3 The Fan think it is. If it were, the NFL would most certainly intervene and force the trusts' hands in selecting a new owner, which regardless of this legal maneuvering won't be Beth Bowlen unless something completely unbelievable happens. If Pat wanted Beth or Bill to be the owner, he wouldn't have set up the trust in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo0730 View Post
    Eh...

    It seems Pat himself wanted Britney and the trust was set up to see that through.

    Bill really doesn't have much of a legal stand here. This may go through the courts but ultimately the trust will remain.
    So you've read the Trust Agreement? And maybe you have a copy you could Post on this Board?

    If Pat Bowlen wanted Brittany to take over the Team, he would have stated that in the Trust documents. Beth Bowlen was given a "path to succession" to take over the team BY THE TRUSTEES when she was employed by the Broncos in Marketing. According to the news articles that I've read, Beth was told by the Trustees that she needed a Law Degree to be considered. She quit her job in Broncos Marketing, entered the prestigious Denver University Law School, got her law degree, passed the Bar, and then was told that she shouldn't have quit her job with the Broncos, and that the Goal Posts have now been moved. The good ole "Catch 22".

    I'm GUESSING that the current Mrs. Bowlen, who wants her own daughter, and not the daughter of Pat Bowlen's previous wife to take over, is driving this bus, along with Trustees who want to keep their lucrative positions for another 10 or 15 years. I think it's pathetic if that's whats happening. Of course, none of us know for sure. But this is why I've been arguing for years that John Elway needs to put together a group of Investors, go to the NFL, and ask permission to take the Franchise "Public" through an IPO. It means that you have a lucrative payout to the current Owners, and you have the kind of accountability to a Board of Directors that Bill Bowlen is talking about, AND you keep the Broncos in Denver. Forbes lists the Broncos Franchise value at $2.6 BILLION DOLLARS. That narrows the field to rich people outside of Colorado. Or maybe the fans would like it if the Monforts bought the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtown53 View Post
    So you've read the Trust Agreement? And maybe you have a copy you could Post on this Board?

    If Pat Bowlen wanted Brittany to take over the Team, he would have stated that in the Trust documents. Beth Bowlen was given a "path to succession" to take over the team BY THE TRUSTEES when she was employed by the Broncos in Marketing. According to the news articles that I've read, Beth was told by the Trustees that she needed a Law Degree to be considered. She quit her job in Broncos Marketing, entered the prestigious Denver University Law School, got her law degree, passed the Bar, and then was told that she shouldn't have quit her job with the Broncos, and that the Goal Posts have now been moved. The good ole "Catch 22".

    I'm GUESSING that the current Mrs. Bowlen, who wants her own daughter, and not the daughter of Pat Bowlen's previous wife to take over, is driving this bus, along with Trustees who want to keep their lucrative positions for another 10 or 15 years. I think it's pathetic if that's whats happening. Of course, none of us know for sure. But this is why I've been arguing for years that John Elway needs to put together a group of Investors, go to the NFL, and ask permission to take the Franchise "Public" through an IPO. It means that you have a lucrative payout to the current Owners, and you have the kind of accountability to a Board of Directors that Bill Bowlen is talking about, AND you keep the Broncos in Denver. Forbes lists the Broncos Franchise value at $2.6 BILLION DOLLARS. That narrows the field to rich people outside of Colorado. Or maybe the fans would like it if the Monforts bought the team.
    She was fired.

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