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Volume 24 No. 114
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BRETTS TURN DOWN CHANCE TO JOIN HUNT-WESTERN RESOURCES BID

          Representatives from Lamar Hunt's Hunt Sports Group
     (HSG) and Western Resources Inc., who are making a joint bid
     to buy the Royals, earlier this month offered Bobby Brett
     and George Brett a 5-10% "cut into their effort but were
     turned down," sources close to the Royals sale process told
     Jeffrey Flanagan of the K.C. STAR.  Explanations for the
     rejection "vary."  One source said that the Bretts wanted to
     be represented "prominently" in Royals management, and
     suggested that George become team president and the club's
     official rep at MLB meetings.  The source said Hunt-Western
     Resources termed the Bretts' suggestion "preposterous."  If
     the Hunt-Western bid is successful, the source said that
     Hunt's son Clark is expected to become team president. 
     Another source said that the Bretts might have agreed on the
     offer had it not been a "take it or leave it" proposition
     with a 24- to 48-hour deadline.  Lamar Hunt and HSG
     President Tim Connolly were unavailable for comment.  Bobby
     Brett would not comment, but added, "I will say that we
     don't consider the door closed" (K.C. STAR, 6/23).