For the time being, a big dream of US rapper Snoop Dogg (51) has burst. As the sports edition of "TMZ" reports, the music star will not be the new owner of the Ottawa Senators ice hockey team. According to this, club circles decided to sell to billionaire Michael Andlauer instead - for the alleged sum of around one billion US dollars.
Snoop would not have raised this sum alone - he would have been part of an investor group around entrepreneur Neko Sparks. At the beginning of May this year, he announced how much he was dying to be a co-owner of an NHL team. The background: He and Sparks would have been the first African American ice hockey team owners in the United States. At that time, the rapper wrote about a corresponding report via Instagram: "I'm looking forward to being part of the owner team, I want to bring hockey to our community."
The actor duo Ryan Reynolds (46) and Rob McElhenney (46) have been proving for some time how much fun owning your own sports team can be. Together they bought the Welsh football club AFC Wrexham about two years ago and recently rose to the fourth English division. Incidentally, said Reynolds was also briefly interested in acquiring the Ottawa Senators, but said goodbye to the bidder race early on.