McKay Says The Bucs Aren't For Sale

April 17 - As far as general manager Rich McKay is concerned, the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not for sale. In fact, McKay said Wednesday that he'd be surprised if the team's owner, Malcolm Glazer, put the Bucs on the market in order to purchase Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not for sale, and if the team is, general manager Rich McKay isn't aware of it.

Reports surfaced a few weeks ago that suggested Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, who purchased the team for $192 million in 1995, was seriously interested in buying Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers from Ruport Murdoch, the owner of the Dodgers and the chairman of New Corp.

NFL policy wouldn't allow Glazer and his three sons, Bryan, Joel and Ed, to own two sports franchises in different markets, but it would, however, allow the Glazers to own two sports teams in the same market, which led some to believe the Glazers would sell the Bucs in order to purchase the Dodgers, and then bring the NFL back to Los Angeles via expansion.

But McKay suggested Wednesday that the NFL's rules against cross ownership would likely keep the Glazers from selling the Bucs.

"I'm really not concerned because I don't believe it will ever happen," McKay told FOX 13. "I don't envision the Glazers selling this football team. I didn't envision it two years ago when the rumors started and I don't envision it now, even though the Dodgers talk is out there.

"So I'm not concerned about it. Now if it happened, could it be a distraction? I can't say it wouldn't be. I just don't think it's going to happen."


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