Officials of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers say they will meet this week with representatives of St. Louis and Baltimore as they move forward with plans to sell the team.
"He indicated he wanted to get preliminary meetings set up to separate the potential players from the rest," team spokesman Chip Namais said of Steve Story, one of three
trustees operating the team for the heirs of the recently deceased owner.
In Baltimore, prospective NFL team owner and Orioles owner Peter Angelos said he intends to pursue an offer made earlier this year and valued at $200 million. "We will talk to the trustees as soon as possible," Angelos said yesterday.
Another baseball team owner, George Steinbrenner, who owns the New York Yankees and lives in Tampa, Fla., talked by phone with Story on Friday.
He also met last week with Tampa developer Tom Shannon, Nutmeg Industries president Martin Jacobson and Chris Sullivan, chief executive officer of Outback Steakhouse.