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Dodgers Part Owner in the Mix to Buy NFL Team

Even if you’re a diehard Dodgers fan, you might not be totally familiar with the name Todd Boehly. Boehly is one of LA’s owners, but he spends his time in the background rather than the day-to-day of the team. This might be, in part, because he’s also the co-owner of two other professional sports teams, Chelsea FC in the Premier League and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

According to recent reports, Boehly is looking to add a fourth team to his portfolio.

Boehly is one of the bidders trying to buy the Washington Commanders of the NFL from embattled owner Daniel Snyder. As the tweet mentions, Boehly grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and went to high school 25 miles from FedEx Field, where the Commanders play. He had previously looked into purchasing the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, but he withdrew from that chase.

The 49-year-old Boehly was the president of Guggenheim Partners when they purchased the Dodgers in 2012. He owns 20% of the franchise. His co-owner, Mark Walter, is also in the ownership groups of the Sparks and Chelsea, but it’s unclear whether Walter is involved in the bid for the Commanders.

Boehly has a hand in several sports, and an NFL team is a logical next step for him. It will also be interesting to see if he gets involved in any other NWSL or Major League Soccer clubs, or if Chelsea sufficiently scratches his soccer itch.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

One Comment

  1. Boehly instead of spending all this money you have on other teams around the world. Maybe you can convince your partners to spend some money on some quality free agents. By the way maybe you could also convince them to fire Roberts and buy out Kasten. And give Friedman the green light to assemble a big time team like San Diego and the Mets. With the money the Dodgers make every year on attendance and merchandise and tv. This organization shouldn’t worry about luxury taxes. Mr gutty two shoes Friedman should be able to spend like the Padres and Mets. There coming after the boys in blue and coming hard.

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