The Oregonian's
At Tuesday night's meeting, Beaverton City Councilor Cathy Stanton questioned whether Paulson has secured an agreement to buy and operate the pro soccer franchise beginning in 2011, requiring a $31 million renovation to Portland's PGE Park. "Yes," Paulson responded. "But it's conditional on finalizing the deal with Portland. And if I don't get a baseball deal done, I'm not going to finalize the deal with Portland. So MLS will not come to Portland unless I do a deal for a new baseball park."
Email from WW to Paulson
I lied to you beth??? Are you kidding me?? What a joke. A lie is you telling me your hot providence scoop was unrelated to deal. Or a lie is you attributing quotes from a certain commish's office to ken rust. You calling me a liar is quality stuff Portland deal delays have not been impacted by baseball. Period. The two deals have been linked from the get go and I have been consistent from the get go on that. There was no news there other than how anyone could be surprised. But the portland deal has been delayed on the public process surrounding the multitude of agreements required. If baseball is not set by dec, then there could be an impact You are too much -------------------------- Sent using BlackBerry
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