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Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen steps down because of Alzheimer's disease

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen steps down because of Alzheimer's disease

DENVER, July 23 (UPI) --Seventy-year-old Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has relinquished control of the team so that he can focus on dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
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Denver gives Elway contract extension

Denver gives Elway contract extension

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- John Elway has been given a three-year contract extension to remain executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos.

Broncos fire Coach Josh McDaniels

DENVER, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos have fired Coach Josh McDaniels in the midst of a losing season marred by an illegal taping scandal, team owner Pat Bowlen announced Monday.

Kicker Elam to retire as a Bronco

DENVER, March 30 (UPI) -- Two-time Super Bowl champion kicker Jason Elam will retire as a Denver Bronco, team officials said Tuesday.

Broncos trying to trade QB Jay Cutler

DENVER, March 31 (UPI) -- Denver Chief Executive Officer Pat Bowlen announced Tuesday the Broncos are now trying to trade apparently unhappy quarterback Jay Cutler.

Broncos schedule head coach interviews

DENVER, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos are acting quickly in the search for a new head coach for the NFL franchise, setting up three candidate interviews, the team's owner says.

Broncos come to terms with Dre' Bly

PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) -- Cornerback Dre' Bly has agreed to a contract extension with the Denver Broncos.

Denver RB Damien Nash dead at 24

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos backup running back Damien Nash, 24, died Saturday shortly after serving as host of a charity basketball game.

NFLPA may OK punishing lawbreakers

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the NFL Players Association said in Indianapolis Friday he would consider a proposal to discipline players who repeatedly get in legal trouble.

'Monday Night Football' may go to ESPN

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- "Monday Night Football," an ABC fixture since 1970, reportedly may head to cable's ESPN and Sunday night NFL games may air on NBC.

Shanahan gets extesion from Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Despite missing the playoffs the last two seasons, the Denver Broncos on Monday gave Coach Mike Shanahan a three-year contract extension through 2008.

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NFL to study increased minority hirings

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- With the threat of a lawsuit looming, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced Thursday he had appointed Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney to head a committ

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PHP99031502 - 15 MARCH 1999 - PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA: Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen takes a moment to speak to the press at the opening of the 1999 NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix, March 15. Bowlen is the current chairman of the NFL's broadcasting committee. iw/Mark Allen Haven UPI
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Patrick Dennis Bowlen (born February 18, 1944 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin) is the Majority Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Broncos. The Bowlen Family, including his two brothers and sister, purchased the team from Edgar Kaiser in 1984 and saved the team from possible bankruptcy. Bowlen is also an alumnus of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Pat's father, Paul D. Bowlen, became a millionaire in the Canadian oil business, founding Regent Drilling as a wildcatter. Bowlen attended the University of Oklahoma and earned degrees in business (1965) and law (1968). The younger Bowlen became wealthy in his own right by becoming a successful lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta. He also worked as an executive for his father's company and as a real estate developer.

Bowlen is an initiated member of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. He was initiated by the University of Oklahoma, Beta Omicron chapter in 1963. He is a member of the bar association and law society of Alberta, Canada. Bowlen is also one of the largest donors to the University of Denver.

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