Bisciotti impresses NFL's finance committee

February 11, 2000|By Jon Morgan

The NFL got its first look yesterday at prospective Ravens owner Stephen J. Bisciotti.

"I was very positively impressed. He was the prototype of the perfect NFL owner in my opinion," said Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and chairman of the league's finance committee.

Bisciotti appeared yesterday before the committee at a meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Kraft described it as a "get-acquainted" session that included Bisciotti's wife. Kraft said Bisciotti is passionate about football, the Baltimore community, and his family.

Bisciotti has reached a tentative agreement calling for him to purchase the Ravens from Art Modell in two stages over the next four to six years for $600 million. The final terms of the agreement are still being negotiated.

Bisciotti, of Millersville, founded and runs Aerotek, one of the nation's largest technical-staffing firms.

The purchase must be approved by a vote of the other NFL owners.

Bisciotti's spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

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