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Old 07-23-2014   #1
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Pat Bowlen resigns control of Denver Broncos, acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease
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Pat Bowlen, one of the most iconic owners in NFL history who helped guide the Broncos to six Super Bowl appearances and two world championships in his 30 years as owner, is relinquishing control of the team as he acknowledges he is dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Team president Joe Ellis will assume control of the Broncos as Bowlen focuses on his health.

"It's a really, really sad day," Ellis said. "It's sad for his family, his wife and his seven children. It's sad for everyone in the organization. And it's sad for all the Bronco fans who know what Pat Bowlen meant to them as an owner. It's a day nobody wanted to see happen."

Bowlen, 70, has placed his Broncos' ownership in the Pat Bowlen Trust that is controlled by non-family members. Final-say authority with the team is held by Ellis.

Bowlen's long-term goal is for one of his seven children to run the team when they're ready. To be clear, the Broncos will not be put up for sale...
http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-an...c-0cf9c11b3e7a
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Next to Parkinsons, the thought of dying from Alzheimer's one day terrifies me to no end...& im only 34. God bless him.
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Alzheimer's is one of my biggest fears. That's just sad. All the best to him.
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He's one of the good guys, imo.
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Total opposite of NBA's Sterling.
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He's one of the good guys, imo.
He really is one of them.

Blew my mind when I heard that the Broncos only had five losing seasons in 30 years of Bowlen's ownership.

I cannot imagine that kind of success after a lifetime of experiencing the epic failures of the Oilers and the perpetual mediocrity of the Texans.
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