Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, battling Alzheimer's, steps down

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:46 AM

DENVER (Reuters) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down as he battles Alzheimer's disease, the National Football League team said on Wednesday, adding that it was saddened he could no longer take part in the club's daily operations.

"We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to 'Mr. B,' who has faced Alzheimer's disease with such dignity and strength," the team said in a statement.

Team President Joe Ellis will oversee day-to-day management, while a trust will handle Bowlen's ownership of the team.

(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Jim Loney)