"San Francisco 49ers interested in Condoleezza Rice."
NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reported on NFL GameDay that the San Francisco 49ers want to talk to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about a high-level position within the organization — perhaps president. Schefter said “a lot of people feel she could be very instrumental in procuring a new stadium” for the 49ers. Rice has not been coy about expressing her deep interest in working in the National Football League. She has said she wants to be NFL Commissioner, but she added, “I’ve decided that it would be all right to run a team, as well.” When former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue stepped down in 2006, Rice passed on the position, explaining, “Unfortunately, it came open at the wrong time.”
When asked about the report on Sunday, the 49ers spokesman simply responded, “We don’t respond to rumors.”