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updated: 11/21/2012 4:31 PM

New ownership group takes over Chicago Rush

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  • Wide receiver Reggie Gray and his Chicago Rush teammates will be playing for a new ownership group next season.

      Wide receiver Reggie Gray and his Chicago Rush teammates will be playing for a new ownership group next season.
    Chicago Rush file photo

By Daily Herald News Services

As expected, the Arena Football League completed the sale of the Chicago Rush franchise to a new ownernship group, officials for the AFL and Rush announced Wednesday.

The transaction was completed Monday to a group led by Julee White of Testarossa Entertainment, a public relations and marketing agency based in Chicago.

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"The Arena Football League is extremely pleased to welcome an ownership group with such strong local ties and commitment to the Chicago community," AFL commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. "This group brings great passion and enthusiasm for our sport and will no dobut continue the tradition of excellence that Rush fans are so proud of."

White said the organization would be implementing new marketing and social media platforms to engage fans with a newly branded logo and color scheme.

"Though it's still early in free agency, we are excited to bring back key returning players such as Reggie Gray, Kekos Brown, Darrell Campbell, Derek Walker and Jorrick Calvin, as well as welcoming veteran quarterback Gino Guidugli and standout wide receive Troy McBroom," White said.

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