$83M question: Will Wilpons lose Mets?

There's reason to believe March courtroom drama won't jeopardize family's ownership

Updated: March 5, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets did not lose $83.3 million Monday, when U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that the trustee recovering money for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is entitled to the profits Fred Wilpon and family collected in the immediate two years before Madoff's arrest on Dec. 11, 2008.

In fact, of that $83.3 million figure, only about $1.7 million is related to Mets-specific accounts. The remainder of the eventual official judgment will ...

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