Kushner family to pull bid for Marlins if Jeffrey Loria becomes ambassador to France

If Marlins owner Jeffrey Loriawereto be named U.S. amba sador to France, as is reported to be a po sibility, it’s going to complicate the proce s of selling hisMLB franchise.Last week, ESPN.com reportedLoriahad a “handshake agreement" to sell the Marlins to the family of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of and White House adviser to President Donald Trump. The Kushner family acknowledged interest Wednesday, but, in a statement, vowed to back out if Loria is appointed to avoid theperception of a quid pro quo.MORE: Trump declines Jon Gray Jersey ESPN’s invitation to fill out NCAA Tournament bracket"Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for 30 years, been in busine s together, and even owned a AAA baseball tea together."Although the Kushnershave made substantial progre s in discu sions for us to purchase the Marlins, recent reports suggest that Mr. Loria will soon be nominated by the President to be Amba sador to France."If that is true, we do night want this unrelated transaction to complicate that proce s and will not pursue it. The Kuchnersremain interested in purchasing a team and would love to buy the Marlins at another time."New York busine smen Joshua Kushner, Jared’s brother, and Joseph https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/carlos-gonzalez-jersey Meyer have hadexclusive discu sions with Loriato buy the Marlins this week, the Miami Herald reported.But the report indicated uncertainty that a deal would get done, citingKushner’spersonal net worth of$200 million as one hurdle, for instance. Kushner,who founded a private equity and venture capital firm, and Meyer would need to secure outside financing to meet Loria’s asking price of $1.6 billion.Another https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/charlie-blackmon-jersey hurdle then seems to be Loria’s candidacy for a position with theTrump administration.The New York Post reported Wednesday morning Reince Priebus,Trump’s chief of staff, was “pushing" for Loria, a notedTrump backer, to becomehis amba sador to France.Loria, 76, donated $125,000 to the Trump campaign last year. He would follow Jets owner Woody Johnson as the second sports figure to join Trump’s staff. Johnson was appointedamba sador to the United Kingdom last month.Jared Kushner is married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.

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