Jody Allen, the de facto owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, said in a statement Tuesday that the teams are not currently for sale but eventually will be. Allen’s statement comes on the heels of last month’s report from ESPN’ that Nike founder Phil Knight made an unsolicited offer of more than $2 billion to buy the Blazers. Jody Allen has been the trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust since her brother, who co-founded Microsoft, died in 2018. Allen’s statement marks the first official acknowledgment that the Seahawks are not for sale while making it clear that the trust plans to eventually sell both teams in accordance with Paul Allen’s wishes. Last summer, Forbes ranked the Seahawks as the NFL’s 12th most valuable franchise at an estimated $3.5 billion.
Owner says Seahawks & Trailblazers are not for sale……yet
Jul 6, 2022