Owner Pat Bowlen Resigns Control Of Denver Broncos

July 23, 2014 8:30 PM

Owner Pat Bowlen Resigns Control Of Denver Broncos
" DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos have confirmed to CBS4 that Pat Bowlen has resigned control of the team due to his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

In a statement, the team says Bowlen, 70, has struggled with the disease for several years and that he is no longer able to be involved in the daily operations of the team.

Team president Joe Ellis has now been given the additional role of CEO of the team as part of a succession plan Bowlen arranged many years ago.

“It’s difficult to sit in front of you today and talk about this,” said Ellis at a news conference from Dove Valley. “Pat wants us to do two things; he wants the organization to do two things. He wants us to win. He’s always wanted that and he’ll continue to want that. And he’s always wanted everybody here to do things the right way.

Pat Bowlen surrounded by Broncos Hall of Famers and his wife Annabel Bowlen in 2013. (credit: Denver Broncos)

“It’s the end of an era,” said CBS4 Broncos Insider Vic Lombardi "

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