July 12, 2024

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New York Giants linebacker leads Blackbears ownership

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SALEM, Ore — The Oregon Blackbears announced New York Giants linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux will lead its ownership group.

The Giants drafted Thibodeaux in 2022 out of the University of Oregon – about 60 miles away from the state capital.

“Oregon is renowned for having a rabid football fan base so we’re absolutely thrilled to bring a new franchise to this market,” Arena Football League Commissioner Lee Hutton III said in a statement. “There’s no better person to lead the Blackbears than a true Oregon star like Kayvon who understands the fans’ insatiable appetite for success.”

The Blackbears will play their home games at the Salem Pavilion lead by head coach Chuck Jones. The team will open their season at home against the Wichita Regulators on April 27.

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[…] October 25, the AFL reported Thibodeaux would lead the Blackbears’ ownership group. Thibodeaux never acknowledged the announcement at the time or was quoted in the press […]

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