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Former Bush Cabinet Official Joins NFL Ownership Group

Former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice joined the Denver Broncos ownership group the team announced Monday.

Rice, who served under President George W. Bush, has spent time around the game of football and sports in general.

President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office, Friday, March 31, 2017. (Official White House photo by D. Myles Cullen)

In 2014, Rice was appointed to serve on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. She has also served on a commission on college basketball.

The following statement was released Monday from Rob Walton on behalf of the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group which owns the Broncos:

“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. 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.”

The team did not disclose what percentage ownership Rice is taking in the Broncos.

The team has a big off-season by bringing in veteran All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson who previous played for the Seattle Seahawks.

Vegas oddsmakers expect the team to have a successful year and have placed the Broncos 2022 regular season win total at 10.5 games.