Mets say team isn't for sale

Updated: December 17, 2008, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Jeff Wilpon's phone rang last Thursday and his father was on the line.

"He said, 'Bernie was arrested by the FBI.' I'm like, 'No way,' " the New York Mets chief operating officer recalled Wednesday.

So Wilpon started searching the Internet for details on how his family was allegedly swindled by Bernard Madoff, perhaps out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

"Completely blind-sided," Wilpon said. "Mainly disbelief, I think. You know, somebody you trusted for ...

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