Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times recently revealed that Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the running for ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jared Kushner, born into a prominent New York real estate family and son-in-law of Donald Trump, has emerged as a candidate in the bidding for the Dodgers.
The Kushner bid is one of at least nine to advance to the second round of the Dodgers’ ownership sweepstakes. The bid has not previously surfaced publicly and was confirmed by a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it.
Being associated with Donald Trump is a black mark already.
The person familiar with the sale process said Kushner is working with UBS Vice Chairman Aryeh Bourkoff, whose expertise includes investment banking in media and technology.
Bourkoff has worked on deals involving such parties as Comcast, Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, all of which have been mentioned as potential backers of a Dodgers-owned regional sports network.
Caring about the media rights more than the team is strike two.
The bid does not include Kushner’s father, Charles, the person familiar with the sale process said. In 2005, the elder Kushner was sentenced to two years in prison for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering, according to news reports.
All it took was a brief overview and I would already rather not have the Dodgers be involved with all this for the same reason I don’t like Steven Cohen.
Dear Magic Johnson,
Please bid eleventy trillion dollars.