Jaguars owner Shad Khan makes bid to buy London’s Wembley Stadium

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made an official bid to buy London’s iconic Wembley Stadium.

England’s Football Association confirmed it has received an offer, and reports said it could be for as much as £800 million ($1.1 billion), although the FA has not disclosed any details.

The NFL and the Jaguars later released statements confirming that Khan, who also owns the London-based soccer club Fulham, as the bidder.

“Having stadium options in London has always been critical to the NFL and, in tandem with our 10-year partnership with Tottenham Hotspur, this new relationship would allow for even greater flexibility in scheduling future NFL games in London.”

Reports in England say Khan’s offer is a £500m ($700 million) cash bid, which will allow the FA to keep its Club Wembley hospitality business and debenture, valued at £300m ($420 million).

The former LSU running back said shortly after the combine that he was asked there whether he liked men and if his mother was a prostitute.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a statement Wednesday evening (via NFL.com), confirming the league investigation’s conclusion:

“Following reports concerning the interviews of Derrius Guice at the Scouting Combine, the League conducted a thorough investigation, which included a formal review and report from every club that interviewed Mr. Guice during the Combine, as well as discussions with Mr. Guice, his agent and others. The investigation did not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries. Nonetheless, we used this opportunity to reaffirm our workplace standards and emphasize the importance of fully complying with all requirements of federal and state law. The NFL and each of its member clubs remain fully committed to fair and non-discriminatory employment practices.”
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