In a radio interview with WGR 550 in Buffalo, former Philadelphia Eagles QB and Western New York resident Ron Jaworski said he believes Jon Bon Jovi would keep the Bills in Buffalo if he and his investment group were to successfully purchase the team. Morning host Howard Simon subquoted Jaws via tweet.
Ron Jaworski said his buddy Jon Bon Jovi never said he’d move #Bills to Toronto. Jaws said JBJ would keep team here. Should we believe it?
— howard (@hsimon62) June 30, 2014
Jon Bon Jovi would probably have no problem lying to every man, woman and child in Western New York if it meant getting a free piece of cheesecake, let alone a shot at an NFL franchise, but Jaws is a different story altogether. Jaworski is from Clarence, NY and still lives in the area. It’s much harder to believe he would put his name anywhere near an attempt — subtle or otherwise — to pry the Bills from Buffalo.
Additionally, it’s feasible that a Toronto-based group would see the merit in keeping an NFL team in Buffalo, where one doesn’t have to deal with the legal rigors of competing with the CFL’s interest or the pawing hands of a less business-friendly government than the New York legislature making room for renovation funding at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Perhaps Bon Jovi’s earlier meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell shed some light on the best approach to this whole bidding process on the Bills. For now the Bills are in Buffalo and there’s yet another prospective owner who is claiming to have the city’s best interests in mind.
We’ll see how that works out.