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Jeff Wilpon: Family won't give up Mets

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:16 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon emphatically said Wednesday that his family will maintain majority ownership of the team, despite facing a $1 billion lawsuit from the trustee trying to recover funds for victims of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

"We're not selling controlling interest of the team," Wilpon said inside the home clubhouse at the team's spring training facility. "It's not on the table."

Wilpon said his father, ...

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