Report: Martin Luther King III seeks Mets

Updated: January 31, 2011, 6:26 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

The son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is interested in buying a share of the New York Mets.

Martin Luther King III, who runs the Atlanta-based King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, is part of a group wishing to purchase a share of the club from principal owner Fred Wilpon. The group also includes television executive Larry Meli, ex-Met Ed Kranepool and Donn Clendenon Jr., the son of another ex-Met, the New York Post reported on Sunday.

In a statement released ...

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