In one offseason, the Denver Broncos have become one of the most powerful NFL franchises.
On the field, they traded for Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to help their offense unlock its overwhelming potential.
Likewise, the Walton-Penner Ownership Group, one of the wealthiest families in America, purchased the franchise for $4.5 billion.
Then, they added an influential member to their ownership group after Walmart heir Rob Walton welcomed former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the group.
She served in that esteemed position from 2005 to 2009 during President George W. Bush’s term.
However, she does have ties to the Mile High City because she finished her undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Denver.
An official statement from Walton reads, “A highly respected public servant, accomplished academic and corporate leader, Secretary Rice is well known as a passionate and knowledgeable football fan who has worked to make the sport stronger and better.”
Which, Rice is also pleased to be a part of the Broncos organization.
— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) July 11, 2022
Her statement reads, “It is an honor to be part of this ownership group. Football has been an integral part of my life since the moment it was introduced to me, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Broncos organization today. I spent much of my younger years in Denver, so to be able to combine my love of the game with my love for this great city and team is an adventure of a lifetime and a great opportunity.”
Rice Will Have Two Teams To Cheer For
Obviously, she would like the Broncos to succeed because she is now a part-owner of the three-time Super Bowl champions.
However, she is also a Cleveland Browns fan and has shared her affection for the team.
Luckily, the Broncos and the Browns won’t meet each other during the regular season.
But if both teams made it to the postseason, will she wear the jersey of one team over the other?