Jan 1, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet at a press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Rumors: Los Angeles investor almost bid on Bills

The Buffalo Bills are going to be sold to a new owner in the near future but the big question isn’t who that owner will be, it’s where they will take the team once purchased.

According to The Buffalo News, one of the investors who almost went in on the bidding for the Bills has intentions of moving the team to Los Angeles. That potential bidder dropped out of the running when it was learned that the Bills likely won’t be moving from the Buffalo area if they’re sold to a non-local investor.

The Buffalo News has learned at least two suitors from Los Angeles signed the nondisclosure agreement but abandoned pursuit upon discovering how much opposition there would be to moving the team.

The News has confirmed billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad signed the nondisclosure agreement to review the Bills’ confidential data in contemplation of buying the team. Since the late 1990s, Broad has been vocal about the importance of bringing the NFL back to Los Angeles and has declared he’s the man to do it.

It’s still possible that the Bills move from the Buffalo area to Toronto, but a move all the way to the west coast doesn’t seem to be in the cards and that’s why investors are trying to stay as local as possible as the Bills won’t be moving far if they even move at all.

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