Former RB Dunn to become Falcons minority owner
Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn is buying a
piece of the team.
The Falcons announced Thursday that Dunn, who retired after the
2008 season, has an agreement to become the team’s seventh limited
partner. The purchase was unanimously approved by NFL owners on
Wednesday and is expected to be completed by March 1.
Dunn spent 12 years in the NFL with Atlanta and Tampa Bay. He
started his career with the Buccaneers, played with the Falcons for
six seasons, then returned to Tampa Bay for his final year. He was
only the seventh player to reach 10,000 yards rushing and 4,000
“During his tenure with the Falcons and throughout his NFL
career, Warrick represented the highest of NFL standards on and off
the field,” owner Arthur Blank said. “Warrick has a special
affinity for the Falcons, as we do for him, and we are very happy
he will be back in the Falcons family.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Blank will
continue to hold more than a 90 percent stake in the team after
Dunn becomes a minority owner.
“This opportunity fulfills one of my professional goals to
expand my knowledge and experience in the area of NFL team
management, branding and operations,” Dunn said in a statement.
“I am excited to be back as part of the Falcons team and, in
particular, to work with Mr. Blank.”
Dunn is already well known for his work off the field, including
the Homes for the Holidays program that assists single parents in
becoming home owners for the first time. He received the Walter
Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2004.