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Blank to take over floundering Georgia Force

Updated: May 25, 2004, 4:53 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Atlanta Falcons: Hoping to resurrect another of the city's floundering football teams, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has agreed to buy the Georgia Force, a money-losing franchise in the Arena Football League.

Blank and current owner Virgil Williams, who brought the Force to suburban Atlanta three years ago, reached an understanding on the transaction Monday.

The deal, which Williams first broached to Blank more than a year ago, will require approval from the Arena Football League, ...

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