Troubled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt isn’t too happy about the current situation he now finds himself in, and he’s letting Bud Selig know it.
McCourt, whose finances are currently under investigation by the league, claims that the $30 million loan agreement he reached with Fox would stabilize the Dodgers franchise, both for now and the future, according to ESPN.
McCourt called the commissioner “un-American,” with regards to the league takeover process.
“It is my personal opinion that there has been a predetermined end result here and that this investigation is not a genuine one,” McCourt said.
Selig apparently expressed concerns over McCourt’s motive for the loan, but the former Dodgers’ owner insists that he is not using the money to settle his messy divorce proceedings with his ex-wife Jamie.
According to McCourt, the 17-year deal with Fox has the potential for up to $3 billion in earnings for the Dodgers.
McCourt was outspoken about his future role with the club, potentially hinting at a lawsuit.
“I am not going anywhere,” McCourt said. “This is the team I love and the community I love. These are my hard-earned dollars I put into this franchise, and I am going to protect my rights, obviously.”
On his previous spending habits, McCourt tried to acknowledge that mistakes were made, saying “I made some mistakes. I am sorry about that. I think everyone deserves a second chance.”
The Dodgers now currently have an MLB-appointed overseer, Tom Schieffer, who will until further notice, take care of day-today operations for the Los Angeles club.