Long­time Cincinnati Ben­gals pres­i­dent dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

For­mer Cincinnati Ben­gals pres­i­dent and part owner John Sawyer has died. He was 90. The Ben­gals said that Sawyer died Thurs­day morn­ing at a re­tire­ment home in Cincinnati af­ter bat­tling health prob­lems for the past four years. He was team pres­i­dent from 1968-93 and had served as a vice-pres­i­dent since 1994. He is con­sid­ered to be one of the founders of the Ben­gals and had long been a key ad­viser to the Brown fam­ily, in­clud­ing Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown and his son Mike, now the team pres­i­dent. Sawyer, a for­mer World War II pi­lot, rarely missed a Ben­gals home or away game. He was a for­mer part owner of the Cincinnati Reds and helped ini­ti­ate con­struc­tion of River­front Sta­dium, which was home to both fran­chises for more than 30 years.

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