On the other hand - maybe that's why he left - if he was the one who made that decision (though the phrase 'jointly decided to leave' makes it sound otherwise. But maybe he was doing to be able to become a partner with one or more of the new owners and - when he saw that wasn't going to happen - resigned to find another opportunity with an ownership option. And maybe it was a joint decision if Anschutz knew that while also knowing that he was not never going to give up a chunk of a family owned business - so he and Leiweke each realized now was best for to go on his own
My two other immediate thoughts are this might make the NFL more like to agree to move a football team to Downtown LA - which would mean a new stadium and a newly enlarged convention center. Second, there is a lot of money that was in a holding patter to see if it would get AEG - and some of that money might now decided to go into one of the pools to buy the LA Times.
Here is the opening of the KPPC post:
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More and the press release from AEG here.