It’s no secret that Donald Trump has wanted to become an NFL owner. Dating back to the old USFL of the 1980s, Trump has always been interested in owning a football team, and even attempted to take down the NFL as a way to get into the league nearly 30 years ago.
Fast-forward to 2014, and it appears as though the interest is still strong.
Speaking to reporters after a luncheon speech at the National Press Club, Trump confirmed that, when the time comes, he will indeed be making a bid to become the next owner of the Buffalo Bills.
“We are going to put in a bid,” Trump said via the Buffalo News. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in Buffalo. If the price isn’t the right price, then I won’t get it, and I won’t be ashamed of it … But if I get it, I think I’ll probably do a good job.”
Trump also added that he didn’t know just how many people would put in bids to own the team, but admitted that he believes there would be a handful.
The billionaire business man used to own the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. He believes that, though the league failed, he showed that he can own a sports franchise, and that the ending result of the league shouldn’t have an impact on him potentially owning a team now.
Trump also noted that he has sold off his gaming assets in order to make this bid, and avoid any controversy. He stated that he wouldn’t rejoin the gambling fold if he were to become the team’s owner.