Rock star and former Arena Football League owner Jon Bon Jovi is reportedly the point man in a group interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks the Jersey rocker would be a great addition to the NFL owners fraternity.
Speaking during a break at the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta via USA Today, Jones had a lot of praise for Bon Jovi.
“I don’t know of anyone that I have any more respect for as a father, or as a husband, or certainly as a potential business partner. He knows many of the owners, personally. All owners know of him. But he knows them personally. He’s committed. He’s very genuine. You talk about individuals and talk about their qualification — there hasn’t been anybody more qualified to be involved in sports ownership, or certainly ownership in the NFL, than Jon Bon Jovi.”
Bon Jovi, who was the founder of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul, had expressed an interest in purchasing an ownership stake in the Atlanta Falcons back in 2011, and was confirmed to be part of the group now interested in purchasing the Bills following owner Ralph Wilson’s death in March.
It might seem a bit out of character for someone with Bon Jovi’s background to become an owner of an NFL team, but the lines between pop culture and sports have becoming increasingly thin, and if he has the support and approval of the current owners he could become a fresh new voice.