Breaking: President Trump Pardons former 49ers Owner Eddie Debartolo, Jr. at White House
President Donald Trump pardoned Edward Debartolo, Jr. today at the White House.
Debartolo Jr. is an American businessman best known for his 23-year ownership of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). The five Super Bowls the 49ers dynasty won in 14 years were a record total for a single owner.
Several NFL stars joined Debartolo, Jr. at the Trump White House today for the announcement.
A few NFL all timers at the White House today, as President Trump announced an executive action granting full pardon to Edward Debartolo Jr. pic.twitter.com/Kf6HdWWa7u
— Skyler Henry (@SkylerHenry) February 18, 2020
Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott attended the ceremony today.
Jerry Rice & Ronnie Lott pay tribute to DeBartolo Jr. pic.twitter.com/DWozSTPklQ
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 18, 2020
Jerry Rice is on the North Lawn of the White House praising the president for pardoning DeBartolo, Jr.
“I take my hat off to Donald Trump for what he did,” he said.
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) February 18, 2020
— Jane Tang 唐家婕 (@ccjanetang) February 18, 2020
Hogan Gidley announces that Preisdnt Trump has pardoned NFL figure Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. pic.twitter.com/cVSRn7jVAk
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) February 18, 2020
CBS San Francisco reported:
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday granting clemency for Edward DeBartolo Jr. for his 1998 involvement in the corruption case against former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.
The NFL forced DeBartolo to turn over ownership of the 49ers to his sister, Denise York, after his conviction of failing to report a felon. Former 49ers star Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott were at the White House for the announcement.