PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and his son, team president Art Rooney II, want to buy other family members' shares to assure that one of the NFL's most storied franchises does not leave Rooney control.

In a statement Monday, the team said some of Dan Rooney's four brothers want to focus their business efforts on racetracks and other non-football interests. The brothers — Art Jr., Timothy, Patrick and John — all own an interest in the team as does another related family, the McGinleys, although it has only a small stake in the 75-year-old franchise.