Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reportedly joined the Denver Broncos ownership group. The Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group informed the team’s fan base that they are “pleased” to have “a passionate and knowledgeable football fan” join the franchise.
“We’re pleased to welcome former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to our ownership group. 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,” a press release from the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group reads.
“She is the daughter of a football coach and served on the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee. She moved to Denver with her family when she was 12 years old and went on to attend the University of Denver for both college and graduate school. Her unique experience and extraordinary judgment will be a great benefit to our group and the Broncos organization.”
Rice is best known for her political work as a National Security Advisor and the Secretary of State during the George W. Bush administration. More recently, she has become a fixture in the worlds of professional and collegiate football. As previously mentioned, she served on the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee and was considered to be a head coaching candidate for the Cleveland Browns in 2018. Now, she will ascend to new heights as part-owner of the Broncos.