Marc Anthony is Latest Dolphins Investor
The Miami Dolphins announced that they'd added singer Marc Anthony to their ownership group as a limited partner.
Anthony, whose godfather is former NFL coach Jim Fassel, becomes the latest celebrity to go into business with Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross.
Ross previously added singer Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio, a record producer, as investors in the team and agreed to a stadium sponsorship with singer Jimmy Buffett.
"The Miami Dolphins, I want them to really represent the community itself and I think having Marc and Emilio and Gloria as part of that is important in showing the community that this team is about them," Ross said, according to the Dolphins' website.
"We want to involve them in the community, and I think they're great representatives of the Latin community and there will be a few more people that will join them. But I think it's all about working together because we recognize the importance of this team to the community and I think all of them having ownership in the team is an important way of showing that."
Anthony is scheduled to perform the national anthem before the Dolphins' game against the New York Jets on Oct. 12.
"I think all the way around, who hasn't dreamt of being a part of a franchise, and not only a franchise but a professional sports team?" Anthony said during a conference call with reporters, according to the Dolphins' website.
"I was raised in a sports family and football and baseball in my house was such a big part of my life, and speaking with Stephen and really getting a sense of his vision for the Miami Dolphins and Miami, he wants this to be the people's team. On many levels we saw eye-to-eye and I just got more excited as the conversation went on and it's just a dream come true, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a no-brainer."
Anthony was joined at the announcement in New York by his wife, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.
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