DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team to deal with Alzheimer's disease. The team has announced that the 70-year-old will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named the Broncos' chief executive officer.

The Broncos say the ownership of the team is held in a trust and the hope is that one of Bowlen's children will run the team one day.

Under Bowlen's guidance, the Broncos made six Super Bowl appearances.