Sources: Blank discussing ownership with Bon Jovi

BY foxsports • February 7, 2011

From FOXSportsSouth.com staff and wire reports
February 7, 2011

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has engaged in confidential negotiations with Jon Bon Jovi to purchase part of the team for $150 million, according to NFL.com.

According to league sources, Blank acknowledged the talks Sunday morning but downplayed them as "discussions that are unlikely" to result in a deal.

Blank has opened the door to the possibility of minority partners to generate cash toward his plans to build a new outdoor stadium.

Bon Jovi has been owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul from 2004 to 2009.


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