Is Zapata The Glazers' Toy?

A lawsuit alleges they raised cash to fund the Buccaneers football team with deals that hurt shareholders

Facing a bank of microphones and cameras on Jan. 16, 1995, Malcolm I. Glazer beamed. The little-known financier had captured a long-sought prize--ownership of a professional sports team. With a bid of $192 million, the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise, Glazer won control of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. "I gulped many times," he says of the price.

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