Even though the highest ranking members of the Chicago Bears organization have insisted they have no interest in selling the team, the NFL owners meetings will vote on a small change in Bears ownership this week.
To be clear, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports it isn’t one that will have any affect on who controls the team.
Finley reports one of Mugs Halas’ children is selling their stake – which is less than 10 percent of the team’s shares – back to the Bears. Even though it is a minor transaction (well, as minor as a piece of a billion dollar industry can be) in the grand scheme of things, it still needs to be approved by the league’s owners.
Remember, Bears chairman George McCaskey stated earlier this winter that he and his family have “no intention” in selling the team.
“I’ve said it the same way every time. We have no intention of selling. My brother, Pat, says it very well. We intend to hold onto the Bears until the second coming,” McCaskey told WSCR 670-AM in January. “My brother, Mike, when he was president of the Bears, said it very well. We want to discourage people from even making inquiries. We have no intention. There is no price. We have no intention.”
Sounds pretty clear to me.