By Rick Sallinger
The future of the ownership of the Denver Broncos is headed back to court. Two daughters of the late Pat Bowlen, Beth Bowlen Wallace and Amie Bowlen Klemmer, have filed a petition claiming the trust now running the team is invalid.
There was a plan in place for control of the Broncos in the event the owners should become incapacitated.
Pat Bowlen passed away following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. But it was back in 2014 it was announced with tears he would no longer be able to be involved in operations of the team.
General Manager John Elway said then, “Having worked for him for 30 years it’s going to be very heard to not see him walk through the front door every day.”
The plan involved a trust of three people to control the team. Richard Slivka the vice president, Mary Kelly an attorney and the team’s president and CEO Joe Ellis who said, “We were out here for him but he has left us with a blue print that is easy to follow and we have to do right by that and we will.”