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BUCS SAY: THANK YOU FOR THE OFFER, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH
Published December 20, 1994
Palm Beach millionaire George Lindemann said Monday he made an undisclosed offer to the three-man trust in charge of selling the Buccaneers, and was turned down. This was the first official offer for the franchise. Lindemann would not reveal the amount of the proposal, but "suggested it might be similar to the $137 million offer he made earlier this year for the Dolphins." The Bucs trust was unavailable for comment and Lindemann said he is considering whether to make another bid for the team. It is believed that at least two other local buyers will make offers within a week, including a group from Outback Steakhouse and Orlando pencil magnate Gino Pala. The new activity in the sale is in response to Orioles Owner Peter Angelos' expected bid of $200M to buy the team and move them to Baltimore. Groups wishing to keep the team in the Tampa area are unlikely to match Angelos' offer, as it remains "uncertain what the Bucs might be worth in Tampa as opposed to Baltimore" (Stebbins, Kaufman, Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/20). For news on improvements to Tampa Stadium. MARYLAND GOVERNOR APPROVES MOVE: MD Gov.-elect Parris Glendening said he would urge Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke to approve of the relocation of any NFL franchise to Baltimore. Glendening: "I would do whatever possible to bring an NFL team to Baltimore." He also said the state should help finance a new football stadium near Baltimore's Camden Yards, should they get a team (Leonard Shapiro, WASHINGTON POST, 12/20).