San Francisco 49ers chairman Eddie DeBartolo Jr. reached a tentative agreement to regain control of the team from his sister, according to a broadcast report.
CNN/Sports Illustrated reported that DeBartolo will complete the transaction to buy out Denise DeBartolo York by the middle of the week, a move that could have major ramifications for the 49ers.
The purchase could allow DeBartolo to remove 49ers president Carmen Policy and give former San Francisco coach Bill Walsh and former quarterback Joe Montana roles with the team, said CNN/SI, without citing the source of its information.
DeBartolo had resigned as the 49ers' chief executive in December, when he was facing a possible indictment in a casino probe in Louisiana. He wasn't indicted.
Policy told the Contra Costa Times that his rift with longtime friend Eddie DeBartolo is likely to lead to his parting from the organization.