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Tommy Smith Continues to Say the Titans Aren't For Sale; LaCanfora Says They Are

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Yesterday afternoon Jason LaCanfora tweeted this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Continue to hear rumblings of potential Titans sale in &#39;15; continue to hear same top candidates as before - David Tepper and Fred Smith</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/557272969438052352">January 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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So Jim Wyatt, presumably, called Tommy Smith to get his comments on that report.  Smith was pretty adamant that there is nothing to the report.  Here is part of what Smith had to say to Wyatt:

"This is a family-owned business, and it is going to be a family-owned business. We meet as a family routinely and we enjoy it. We are proud to be owners, we are proud to be in Nashville and we are looking forward to resurrecting the situation as far as on-field performance and are working toward that,'' Smith said. "We are going to build an organization that the city and the fans in Nashville and the mid-South can be proud of. We are sorry about last year's record. It was disappointing for all of us. But in no event is the team for sale at any price, period."

It is hard to say what the truth is here, but Smith has never said anything publicly other than the team is not for sale. With that being said, there have been multiple reports that Bud's two daughters, one of them being Tommy Smith's wife, have no desire to own this team. They know that the team is worth a lot of money, so if someone approaches them with the right amount, the team that isn't for sale could be for sale in a hurry. Stay tuned.