The 49ers were in the Super Bowl this year and while they did not get the win, today the Niners organization got a big win.
Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was pardoned by the President of the United States Donald Trump for his conviction in a gambling fraud scandal back in 1998.
DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-’90s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history.
In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license, according to NFL.com.
This was a huge move for Donald Trump and an even bigger news story for football fans in San Francisco.