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NFL approves Rooney's ownership plan

Updated: December 18, 2008, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- NFL owners approved a restructured ownership plan for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday that will keep the team under the control of chairman Dan Rooney and his son.

Under the plan approved by a 31-0 vote during a meeting of the owners, Rooney and his son, team president Art II, will own 30 percent of the team, meeting a league requirement on the equity on controlling ownership.

"I felt that our father started this team in 1933 and it's done well, it's been ...

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