Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) calls a play during a game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills not for sale


On Sunday, a report surfaced that rock star Jon Bon Jovi was interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills.

That rumor was quickly shot down by Buffalo Bills’ CEO Russ Brandon.

“No,” Brandon told WGR 550 in Buffalo via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “Mr. [Ralph] Wilson is the owner of this franchise. We expect him to be the owner for many, many years.”

Not only did Brandon quickly deny the rumor, he sounded upset about it.

“I’ll tell you this: Obviously it was a great way to start off my bye [week] Sunday, when I heard the news of this and listening to all of the nonsense relative to it,” Brandon told WGR 550. “If we had to discuss and speak to every single individual that would have interest in buying an NFL franchise, that’s all you would talk about on your show.

“But obviously Mr. Wilson and his peers were part of building one of the most successful sports leagues in the world over 50 years ago, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that there is a great deal of interest in succeeding him when that time comes, and we don’t expect that time to come any time soon.”

Bon Jovi’s publicist also denied the rumor.

The Bills will be back in action Sunday when they host the Atlanta Falcons at 4:05 pm EST.

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