NEXT PLEASE -- BUCS MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE OWNERS
"On a busy day of sale related meeting at One Buccaneer
Place," Bucs team trustee Steve Story met with three potential
investors interested in the team -- Dixon Ticonderoga Owner Gino
Pala, GA insurance exec Art Williams, Sr., and MO beer
distributor Jerry Clinton. Clinton, co-founder of St. Louis' NFL
expansion bid, would likely move the team to St. Louis.
Clinton's visit to Tampa was viewed as a "surprise" since St.
Louis is the front-runner to get the Rams (Yasinskas & Stebbins,
TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/30).
LINDEMANN'S SERIOUS INTEREST: Florida multimillionaire
George Lindemann reiterated his interest in the Bucs, but only at
a certain price. He says local investors are likely to be outbid
for the team by out-of-state buyers who are willing to pay as
much as $200M. Lindemann: "If the trustees wish to sell it to an
outside ownership group, they will get one price. If they wish
to keep it here, they will get another price." Lindemann, who
lost out on a bid last year for the Dolphins, said "he would
consider Tampa Bay area investors but has the money to go it
alone." His representatives met with the Bucs trusts on November
22 (John Stebbins, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/30).