Stabler, Buffett want CFL team in Birmingham

January 06, 1995|By Asssociated Press

TORONTO -- Former star quarterback Kenny Stabler and singer Jimmy Buffett are part of a group hoping to run a CFL franchise in Birmingham, Ala., next season.

The group is in the process of buying and relocating the Las Vegas Posse, and is being advised by Jim Speros, owner of the CFL team in Baltimore.

"This is very exciting for our league," Speros told the Toronto Globe and Mail. "Adding well-known people like Kenny Stabler and Jimmy Buffett is exactly what our league needs to do."

Stabler played at the University of Alabama before going on to star with the Raiders in the NFL. Buffett has a home in Birmingham.

Former insurance magnate A.L. Williams of Atlanta is also reported to be interested in putting a CFL expansion franchise in San Antonio for the 1995 season.

The CFL has added a team in Memphis, Tenn., for next year. Speros said groups in Hartford, Conn., Milwaukee and Salt Lake City are also interested in CFL teams.

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