An investor and former co-owner of the New England Patriots missed a deadline last week that has put in question his ability to purchase the football team and move it to Hartford.

Fran Murray, the Philadelphia-based investigator was unable to provide a $20 million letter of credit and a $140 million financing plan to the National Football League for an expansion team in St. Louis. Murray has said his plan would allow current Patriots owner James B. Orthwein to sell the team to him so Murray could move it to Connecticut, thus freeing Orthwein to own a team in his hometown of St. Louis.

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