The National Football League (NFL) might see the founder and CEO of E-commerce giant Amazon Jeff Bezos as an owner of one of the teams.
Bezos has been speculated to be interested in owning an NFL team for a while.
The latest reports from CBS sports now suggest that he is becoming close to several team owners and could well be seen owning one in the future.
His name was closely linked to owning Seattle Seahawks at the time of the sad demise of their then owner Paul Allen last year
At that time, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seemed positive about having Bezos in the NFL, talking to a show named Monday Morning Quarterback by Sports Illustrated.
“Someone like that,” Jones had said of Bezos, “I’d carry him piggyback to get him to the NFL.”
Jones had said that Bezos loved Seattle and it seemed very much possible for a man of that stature to get involved in NFL.
“I have no idea what his estate is, but my thought would be that he would want it to always be the Seattle Seahawks because he contributed so much; he loved Seattle; it was big deal to him. He’s a unique owner relative to this situation because of his enormous wealth. He and his estate can do whatever they want to do here.”
“If you are in my shoes, and you have the background that I have, Jeff Bezos is one of the top guys in the country. When someone of that kind of stature, Paul’s stature, decides to become involved in the NFL through ownership, I throw a party, because I have such respect for them, and I know they are going to make a serious contribution to our sport and the NFL.”
With a net worth of $ 111.4 billion, Bezos is one of the richest and influential men in the world.