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LEWIS HAMILTON JOINS NEW NFL TEAM FRANCHISE

Formula One legend Lewis Hamilton has joined the ownership group of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos...


The seven-time world champion has teamed up with the Walton-Penner family franchise group who recently acquired the Broncos in a takeover in June.


The franchise’s ownership group is led by Rob Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune, and includes his daughter Carrie Walton her husband Greg Penner and co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson, agreed to buy the team from the Patrick D Bowlen Trust last month for a reported £3.81bn ($4.65bn) in the most expensive deal for a sports franchise in the world. Recently former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also joined the group.

"We're delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,'' Rob Walton said in a statement. "He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team.''


Hamilton expressed his excitement of joining the ownership group on Twitter..


This is not Hamilton's first foray in club ownership early this year in April Hamilton aalonmg with tennis star Serena Williams joined a consortium led by the former British Airways chairman Martin Broughton to buy Chelsea - unfortnately the bid was unsuccessful with the club finally being sold to an American-led consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part‑owner Todd Boehly this year for £2.5bn ($3.1bn) .



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