SBD/Issue 48/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published November 18, 2009
|Richardson Establishes Scholarship Fund
At Winthrop University In Honor Of Wife
WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME: In Denver, Aldo Svaldi in a front-page piece reports Colorado-based Speed of Wealth LLC, which federal authorities have accused of helping raise $30M in a “Ponzi-like scheme,” hired Pro Football HOFer John Elway to “attract investors to its seminars.” Elway’s agent JEFF SPERBECK said Elway “did not promote specific investments, endorse the company or invest personally” in Speed of Wealth (DENVER POST, 11/18).
COURT REPORT: The Charlotte Observer yesterday asked that the “secret court records” in the case of NASCAR Chair & CEO BRIAN FRANCE and his ex-wife, MEGAN, be unsealed. The newspaper also has “asked that court hearings in the case be kept open to the public.” The case “apparently involves domestic issues and a contract dispute.” In a motion filed yesterday, attorneys for the Observer and news partner WCNC-NBC “argued that the public has a constitutional right of access to the judicial proceedings and to the records” (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 11/18).
STEEL RESOLVE: In Pittsburgh, Rob Biertempfel profiles Pittsburgh sports attorney CHUCK GREENBERG, who is teaming with MLB Rangers President NOLAN RYAN to bid for ownership of the team. Greenberg's "laid-back, open style" has become "his trademark." And in the "span of a decade," he "went from being someone who helped other people buy sports teams -- in 1999, he brokered [MARIO] LEMIEUX's deal to acquire the Penguins -- to the owner of three" minor league baseball franchises (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 11/18).
Crystal Joins Cowboys Players In Helping Serve
Over 200 People At Salvation Army In Dallas
IN MEMORY: Former Penn State Univ. AD ED CZEKAJ passed away Monday at the age of 87. Czekaj "became an employee of the athletic department in 1953 and held several positions before becoming" AD in '69. He held that job until '80, when football coach JOE PATERNO took over. Czekaj retired in '82 (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/18).