Pat Bowlen steps away to focus on Alzheimer’s battle

Joe Ellis
Broncos President/CEO Joe Ellis announces that Owner Pat Bowlen is grappling with Alzheimer’s disease and will no longer handle team operations, July 23, 2014.
The Broncos announce that Owner Pat Bowlen has been privately battling Alzheimer’s disease and is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations.

It is disclosed that the franchise is being held in a trust — the Pat Bowlen Trust — overseen by non-family trustees with President & CEO Joe Ellis continuing to operate the team with full authority on all matters.