Mayor Alvin Brown of Jacksonville, FL wanted to quickly squash any rumors that there is a riff between the city, The Jacksonville Jaguars and its New ownership group, led by businessman, Shad Khan.
Dear Fellow Jaguars Fans:
Reports in the news media yesterday suggested that the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in a dispute. That is not the case.
We fully support our Jaguars. The Jaguars are an important part of the fabric that makes up our great city.
Yesterday, I spoke by telephone with Jaguars owner Shad Khan. We will work closely together to move the City and the team to the next level of success. Mr. Khan and I will continue to talk and meet regularly so that we can make sure that the City and the Jaguars are always on the same page when it comes to making our community a better place. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Khan as the team owner. I am excited about his plans for the team and his desire to help our city. The City wants the team to enjoy huge success, since the team’s success will help to power Jacksonville’s success. The Jaguars are our team!
With Jaguars training camp starting in July,it is time to start getting excited about the 2012-2013 NFL season. As we approach the first home pre-season game on August 10, the City of Jacksonville will do its part to be a great teammate with Mr. Khan, Coach Mike Mularkey, and the entire Jaguars organization.
I don’t know. Sometimes when you try to dispel rumors as vehemently as he is doing in this press release, there is “trouble brewing.” The Jaguars have been rumored as one of those franchises being considered to be moved to L.A. or elsewhere. Stay tuned!