Friday, April 25, 2014

AFL Jacksonville Sharks deny Motley Crue singer’s relocation claims

The Jacksonville Sharks of the American Football League have issued a statement denying claims made by Motley Crue singer Vince Neil that he is currently a part owner of the team and, that if he becomes one, he will move the franchise to Las Vegas.

Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy issued a statement Wednesday in response to comments made by Neil to gossip columnist and pal Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, who reported Monday that Neil confirmed that he’s become part owner of the team and that he will bring an AFL team to Sin City in the next two years. published a statement by Bouchy, as follows:

“There have been several reports in different media outlets over the past several days regarding Vince Neil of Motley Crue becoming an owner of the Jacksonville Sharks and possibly relocating the team to the Las Vegas market.

Simply stated, the Jacksonville Sharks are neither relocating to the Las Vegas market nor planning to ever leave our great city of Jacksonville. We are currently in talks with Vince Neil about becoming a minority owner of the Jacksonville team, but those discussions do not include moving the team to another market, and as of now, neither Vince Neil nor Rockstar Investment Group, Inc. own any part of the Jacksonville Sharks.

We have been in discussions with Vince Neil over the past several months. If a deal is reached, he will own a minority interest and will help us elevate the Sharks brand on a local and national level and we, in turn, will help educate his group about the great sport of arena football and all aspects of its business. Vince Neil has aspirations to create a future expansion team in his current home of Las Vegas, NV, which has led to the confusion with the media.

If we are fortunate enough to have a rock legend join our ownership group, it could happen as early as this week.

We have the best fans in the AFL and will continually strive to make the Sharks an elite franchise in the League. I
personally apologize for any confusion these reports have caused the Shark Nation family.”

Neil’s possible ownership venture into the AFL follows the recent purchase and launch of the LA KISS by KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

Vince and Motley Crue will launch their farewell trek – billed as “The Final Tour” – on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with guest Alice Cooper.

See also:

Motley Crue singer becomes part owner of AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks
Vince Neil looking forward to Motley Crue country tribute album
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