AP source: Steve Apostolopoulos joins bidding for Commanders2 minute read Yesterday at 3:57 PM CDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos has joined the bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because details of the sale process are not being publicized.
Apostolopoulos joins groups led by Josh Harris and Tilman Fertitta in getting approved by the league to bid on the team. Apostolopoulos is a Toronto native who went to Harvard and is the founder of a private equity venture company.
A spokesperson said the team had no comment on the ongoing situation. ESPN was first to report Apostolopoulos entering the bidding and touring the team's facilities.
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They've been longtime teammates at the University of Guelph, but receiver Clark Barnes and defensive back Siriman Bagayogo will be all business at the CFL combine.
Both players will attend the combine, which goes March 22-26 in Edmonton. They'll not only meet with CFL coaches, GMs and scouts but also participate in individual tests including the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle runs and bench press.
And like they've done many times at practice, Barnes and Bagayogo will be prepared to battle if they line up opposite one another.
"He's on my team and he's my guy, for sure, but it's not going to be any different because in practice we're competing for real and going 100 per cent trying to beat each other so we can get better," Barnes said Thursday during a CFL conference call. ""We're not going to take any offence to it, most definitely not.