An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2 billion bid for the team as a "publicity stunt," according to documents...
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2 billion bid for the team as a “publicity stunt,” according to documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
McCourt remains steadfast in his intention not to sell the Dodgers, according to two people familiar with his thinking but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
McCourt received the offer on Aug. 30 from a group headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke and funded in large part by financial institutions owned by the Chinese government.
Ryan Kirkpatrick, an attorney for Frank McCourt, called the offer “unsolicited” and “a publicity stunt” in a Sept. 1 email to an attorney for Jamie McCourt.
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Ex-wife Jamie McCourt had asked a divorce court in May to order the immediate sale of the Dodgers. The team filed for bankruptcy protection in June, and she subsequently withdrew her request.
Frank McCourt has not responded publicly to the Burke bid.
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