[Leiweke] will remain with the Seahawks until his replacement is found and help with the search process.
Though Leiweke has previously denied interest in taking a position with the Lightning, a long-rumored move, the chance to have an ownership stake in the club may have changed his mind. This is another example supporting the truism that a denial is only further evidence to the contrary. Pete Carroll, famously, regularly denied interest in rejoining the NFL before signing with the Seahawks. Mike Holmgren denied interest in un-retiring during his final year with the Seahawks, but murmurs suggested otherwise. He is now the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. In short, a denial does not mean “no,” but “no, given the current conditions.”