The Denver Broncos could soon end up with a new owner.
A Denver judge ruled that no right of first refusal applies to any potential sale of the franchise Tuesday, making a sale of the franchise suddenly less complicated.
Judge Shelly I. Gilman concluded that "the right of first refusal ... between Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. and Patrick D. Bowlen ... is no longer valid or enforceable in any respect."
Kaiser sold the team to Bowlen in 1984. Kaiser’s estate argued that a right of first refusal from the original sales contract still applies, meaning that Kaiser’s estate would have had the ability to match any offer to buy the Broncos.