Tim Leiweke denies report he’s leaving MLSE

MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke. (Toronto Sun files)

MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke. (Toronto Sun files)

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Tim Leiweke is denying a report he is leaving the top job at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.

“Any report stating that I am leaving MLSE is untrue," Leiweke said. "We are completely focused on the seasons at hand."

Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada tweeted on Tuesday “Hearing MLSE president/CEO Tim Leiweke will be leaving the company soon.”

Leiweke came to Toronto from Los Angeles last summer. His big moves have included hiring Masai Ujiri as Raptors president/GM and Brendan Shanahan as Maple Leafs president and opening the door for Toronto FC to sign big-money players Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Gilberto.

He was also believed to have interest in trying to bring an NFL team to Toronto. Larry Tanenbaum, the chairman of MLSE, is part of a group including Edward Rogers and Jon Bon Jovi bidding for the Buffalo Bills, but the trio is viewed as a major underdog.


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