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Holly Springs man makes pitch for USFL team

Posted July 16, 2012

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— The Raleigh City Council will hear from a Holly Springs man Tuesday who wants to bring minor league professional football to the Triangle.

Harold Tuner applied to address the council on the benefits a team would bring to the area.

Turner would like to see the "Carolina Bison" join the United States Football League (USFL), which begins play in March 2013. The league plans eight teams to start, but it has yet to identify cities or teams.

Turner and his partners are looking for investors to help defray the estimated $6 million in start-up costs. "It’s vital to our campaign efforts that we have the Raleigh City Council on board," he said.

His team would recruit football players good enough to make training camp for the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers who don't make the regular-season roster. He's had conversations with leaders at North Carolina State University about holding games at Carter-Finley Stadium.

His Facebook page includes an image of a red and yellow bison that appears to be his idea of a team mascot. Turner said the idea stems from his Kickapoo Indian heritage. 

 

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  • hsfootballraleigh Jan 31, 2013

    any name but the bison, but that would be great for the raleigh area, i just hope we dont get a lame name.

  • UConnrulz Jul 17, 2012

    All for the idea but Bison has to go - at least make an effort to name it after something in the region - maybe since they are playing at Carter Finley they can be the North State Bovines

  • NoDumpingThePuck Jul 16, 2012

    Come on guys, we need to back this one. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!

  • alockwr21 Jul 16, 2012

    View quoted thread


    This is

    A) Coming from a guy with a "UNC" icon...your privileges of putting down another university have been revoked; go take a fake swahili class. Do you know how bad things really are at UNCheat?

    B) Does 0-5 ring a bell?

    Thanks for coming out

  • Bassgtrzan Jul 16, 2012

    @dh1964 Yup that sure does look like him...
    Anyone remember the Skyhawks? How'd that work out?

  • Harry Bush Jul 16, 2012

    Didn't Raleigh try this once before?

  • muer7osunavez Jul 16, 2012

    @dh1964... I think that is him. The picutre matches the Facebook account of the same name. www.facebook.com/haroldncbison That same Facebook account picture section contains some offensive things. Another strong journalistic work from the folks at WRAL (satire).

  • dh1964 Jul 16, 2012

    Is this the same Harold Turner: http://www.bustedmugshots.com/north-carolina/holly-springs/harold-turner/28708321 ?

    I'm all for second chances, but I think raising money from investors might be a problem.

  • BigOski Jul 16, 2012

    How many bad teams can you fit in Carter-Finley?

  • markjb33 Jul 16, 2012

    This would be great! Carolina needs a football team

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