From the outside, it is difficult to assess how much cash the Trump Organization has on hand.
Eric Trump, a son of the president who helps manage the company, told The Washington Post that none of the cash used to purchase the 14 properties came from outside investors or from selling off major Trump Organization assets.
“First time I put a helmet and pads on was Grade 9 and I didn’t know anything about the game or the rules, so when I did start watching football it was 2009, the same year that T.J. Lang got drafted,” Shepley said. “I just remember looking up offensive lines and it was always Green Bay’s.
“I identified with T.J. Just from a body-type standpoint, we were kind of the same. And as it turns out this past combine training, with the gym I’ve been going through, I was training with T.J., who was a regular there. From two days a week of punching the bag, no pads, no cleats, you learn a lot based off technique. I’m a visual learner, so seeing him work was pretty huge for me.”
Another NFL lineman who was a huge inspiration for Shepley was countryman Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff.
Duvernay-Tardiff played college football at McGill college in Quebec and was a 2014 sixth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. He has started as the team’s right guard in 31 games since then and inked a five-year, $42.5 million deal with the team in 2017.
Alas, there’s a sticking point: According to the Daily Mail, the stadium-owning Football Association agreed not to sell Wembley for 50 years after receiving millions from the British government to finance construction of the new stadium, which was completed in 2007. So Khan would have to wait until 2057 to buy it, and he’s 67 years old now, and you do the math.
In essence, the Daily Mail explains, the clause was put into the contract to prevent the FA from scoring a windfall from the sale of a stadium partially financed with public money. It also prevents the FA from selling a minority share of the stadium without government approval until this year and limits the size of any minority share to 15 percent until 2022.
The Daily Mail says Khan was aware of the protections. Along with the Jaguars, he has owned Premier League club Fulham since 2013.
What could have been: Instead of hanging on to Anderson, Mangini brought in veteran Jake Delhomme and drafted Colt McCoy in the third round before his second season with the Browns.
Does it matter? Not really. Delhomme and McCoy combined for 8 TDs and 16 interceptions in a 5-11 season. The three quarterbacks drafted ahead of McCoy were Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Jimmy Clausen. Mangini was gone after the 2010 season.