NBC News and Sports Illustrated have picked up the story this morning. There is still as of yet no other reports confirming any of this.

link: (link...)

Coach Gruden will be on ESPN radio at 7:15am

@MikeAndMike (link...) So, first question for your first guest: water or gas on @3onyourside report?

EricLykins's picture

Is there any truth to this

Is there any truth to this whatsoever? Gruden: "No, there isn't"

EricLykins's picture

The KNS seems to be following

The KNS seems to be following this story properly and had a good, quick, and accurate report within minutes of Gruden's statement, Gruden shoots down Memphis report claiming he has UT deal. Meanwhile, at NBC Sports: Gruden’s ongoing silence sends clear message

What's that about a lie traveling around the world before the truth can get its pants on?

Update: Haslam, Browns added to KNS headline and story updated

EricLykins's picture

reasonable assumption, but...

The NFL would never allow that because Gruden is still getting paid by Tampa Bay

1997 Resolution FC-3 was tailor written for Paul Allen and addresses cross ownership in "another major sports league" in the same "home territory." A quick scan of the 95 appearances of the word coach in the NFL by-laws document doesn't uncover anything relevant, and "Apparently the league is looking into the conflict of owning a part of one team while potentially still getting paid from another franchise" tells me they don't see it either.

I seriously doubt that the NCAA is going to let it fly either.

Boosters Could Pay Coaches Directly Under NCAA Proposal

I don't think that proposal passed in the changes to the NCAA enforcement structure in October, and the Board won’t consider new proposals through 2013-14

underthebusdem's picture

OMG partial NFL ownership as

OMG partial NFL ownership as part of a college coaching deal!?!?

Fabricant's picture

Yeah, really. South Carolina

Yeah, really. South Carolina supposedly offered Steve Spurrier a membership to Augusta National a few years back. I think it was just a rumor.

fischbobber's picture

No Rumor

The hang-up on getting Spurrier to Knoxville is the golf package. Apparently a package of Honors, Holston Hills, Cherokee, The Farm and The Virginian wouldn't knock off Augusta. At least that's what I was told by a source who deems himself reliable.

jbr's picture

Any truth to Gruden and Kenny

Any truth to Gruden and Kenny Chesney opening a dinner theatre buffet and fantasy football facility in Pigeon Forge with a UT football themed putt putt golf course and water park? With helicopter rides over UT and Cleveland Brown football practices? The Browns will return to
a 2 week pre-season practice in Pigeon Forge like back in the Goldrush Junction days.

Can anyone confirm?

Fabricant's picture

I won't deny it.

I won't deny it.

F-Stop's picture

You left out the part about a

You left out the part about a reacharound from Lee Greenwood on the helicopter. (In flight music, John Ashcroft's greatest hits)

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