Mark Lerner has replaced 92-year-old father Ted Lerner as managing principal owner of the Nationals.
The team announced that Ted Lerner is stepping down and will be succeeded by his son after Major League Baseball approved the move at its quarterly meeting in New York.
Ted Lerner has controlled the Nationals since his family bought the team from MLB in 2006 Amari Cooper Jersey
, the year after the team moved from Montreal. The real estate magnate says owning a team in his hometown was always a dream and he knew his son eventually would run the club.
The 64-year-old son assumes the leading ownership role about a year after his left leg was amputated because of cancer. He says it’s special for his parents to see him take control of the franchise.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold is sitting out a second day of practice at Jets camp because of a contract impasse.
The No. 3 overall draft pick was again not on the field Saturday. Darnold is expected to compete with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the quarterback job once under contract. He and Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith Larry Johnson Jersey
, the No. 8 choice, remain the only unsigned picks from the entire NFL draft.
The dispute seems to hang on contract language. Darnold will receive a four-year Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey
, fully guaranteed contract worth $30.247 million, including a $20 million signing bonus – when he signs.
If a player is cut during his rookie contract Trevor Siemian Jersey
, offset language provides the team with financial protection.
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