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Published on October 14, 2017 9:20 PM by dbo.
I understand Braley hesitating on selling the franchise until he gets that price he’s always wanted to get for it, he’s a businessman. However, he has let the team decline to this state so the new owners have work to do.
Rather than hope another year will result in a better record and bigger crowds, he should sell a controlling interest and maintain whatever percentage he desires, for a pre-agreed period (1 to 3 years) at which time if the franchise’s fortunes have turned around, he can reap the reward in the sale of his remaining share at pre-determined prices. If he truly has the team’s and league’s interests at the forefront, this is the minimum he can do so the front office can be rebuilt this offseason.
Update: Naylor reports litigation a factor in Lions sale, not likely this offseason.
Update Nov. 6: Braley commits to owning Lions for 2018 season.