NFL players join Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez in Mets ownership bid
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NFL players join Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez in Mets ownership bid

The superstar pairing of Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have received help from some NFL personalities as they attempt to purchase the New York Mets.

On Monday, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reported that current Kansas City Chiefs tight end and reigning Super Bowl champion Travis Kelce, Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, and former running back DeMarco Murray joined a group of investors that includes A-Rod and J-Lo hoping to buy the Mets from COO Jeff Wilpon.

As previously reported, it's expected that a winning bid will also include television network and Mets cable home SNY in the transaction.

McClure added that former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle and future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas is among investors belonging to the group, as are NBA players Bradley Beal and Mason Plumlee.

Kelce spoke with McClure about his excitement over potentially owning an MLB club in the largest sports market in the country:

"This is a crazy opportunity. I had a chance to meet Alex Rodriguez a couple years ago and just told him how much of a fan I was as a kid of him. I'm very thankful for the success that I've had in the NFL, to have an opportunity like this come across the table. I couldn't think of a more unique set of people to be in charge of this.

"Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are a star-studded couple that have gotten to where they are because they work their tails off. And they're good human beings. I thank them for letting me be a part of this."

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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