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Drayton McLane Responds to Jim Crane's Lawsuit

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Drayton McLane releases a statement in regards to the lawsuit being brought against him by Jim Crane and the Astros.

Dave Einsel

Buckle up and grab some popcorn. Drayton McLane has released a statement in regards to lawsuit filed against him by Jim Crane, according to the Houston Chronicle:


I haven't seen the lawsuit yet, but Jim Crane is highly experienced and has been in business over 30 years. He is surrounded by top tier accounts, attorneys, operators and marketers and he has participated in transactions even larger than this one. His experts meticulously examined the Houston Astros financial position. My team was absolutely transparent and produced thousands of pages of documents; we provide answers to explanations to all of their questions. Any suggestion otherwise is absolutely false. As an example, today, Jim Crane reportedly stated that he did not receive the business plan for CSN Houston prior to the purchase. That is not true.

"This was one of the most complex and scrutinized transactions of my business career. Jim's group had all the facts. In fact, he told the Chronicle this September that the regional sports network had ‘good long-term value.' The Accusations that have been reported are hollow and appear to be an attempt to recreate the facts,. We will respond in a vigorous and persuasive manner to the lawsuit.

Things are heating up! Drayton McLane releases a statement in regards to the lawsuit being brought against him by Jim Crane and the Astros.