Fact-finding mission

Lonie Glieberman and his father Bernie may get involved with the Renegades and return to Ottawa....

Lonie Glieberman and his father Bernie may get involved with the Renegades and return to Ottawa. (Ottawa Sun File Photo)

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:33 AM ET

Lonie Glieberman is coming to Ottawa.

The former Rough Riders president was to set out on the nine-hour drive from his Detroit home this morning and -- when contacted yesterday by the Sun -- couldn't predict how long he'll be spending in the nation's capital.

Glieberman did admit he'll be on a fact-finding mission, however.

"I'm just looking forward to visiting Ottawa ... we'll see where things take it from there," said Glieberman, who has become involved in talks his father Bernie has had with Renegades co-owner Bill Smith about buying about half of the team. "Obviously, there have been discussions, but I can't say much more than that right now.

"We've always said the CFL is on a strong upswing and there might be an opportunity there for us. But there are still things for both sides to work on, discuss and figure out."

Glieberman, who last visited Ottawa in November for the Grey Cup, will meet with Renegades CEO John Lisowski at the team's front office tomorrow.


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