The future surrounding the Buffalo Bills after the passing of owner Ralph Wilson is unclear. Billionaire Donald Trump expressed an interest in buying the franchise and in a recent interview claimed it was sincere.
“I’m going to give it a heavy shot,” Trump told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “I would love to do it, and if I can do it I’m keeping it in Buffalo.”
Trump’s reasoning for keeping the franchise in Buffalo is honest and just makes plain sense.
“I live in New York, and it’s easier for me to go to Buffalo than any other place,” Trump said. “Where am I going to move it, some place on the other side of the country, where I have to travel for five hours?”
Trump goes on to say he wouldn’t be willing to pay ridiculous prices for the franchise and that he was only interested at the right price. The problem for any local Bills ownership group is that Trump might drive up the price.
The other hurdle facing Trump is his ownership stake in casinos, but he says it is a public company and he “could sell instantaneously.”
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