Legendary basketball star Magic토스카지노 Johnson becomes the owner of a football team.
Local media such as ‘AP’ reported on the 13th (Korean time) that an investment group in which Johnson participated agreed to acquire the NFL club Washington Commanders.
They agreed to buy the team for about $6.05 billion (8.97925 trillion won) with existing owner Dan Snyder
This is the highest amount recorded not only in the NFL but also in North American professional sports history. The previous record was held last year when Walmart heir Robert Walton bought the Denver Broncos for $4.55 billion.
The agreement between the two sides will be formally recognized if three-quarters of the NFL owners agree.
Snyder has been running the team since buying it for $750 million in 1999.
Since 1999, the team has only advanced to the playoffs six times and has not advanced beyond the divisional round (2nd round).
There was also a lot of controversy. It used the name Redskins, which symbolizes the skin color of Indians, but suffered from discrimination against American Indians, and eventually changed its name to the Washington Football Team in the 2020 season and changed it back to Commanders in 2022.
Recently, it was investigated by the League Secretariat and Congress for misconduct and irregularities in the workplace, and in the process, it was concluded that the owner of Snyder was the one who created the harmful atmosphere, causing controversy.
The new investment group is led by Josh Harris, who owns the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils, and is joined by David Blitzer, who owns both clubs. Joined Johnson and Washington DC billionaire Mitchell Rails.