When this story came across the news wire, I was probably as stunned as Buffalo Bills fans. Could Jon Bon Jovi, who everyone in Buffalo seems to hate, and the beloved Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly really come together to buy the Bills?
That is what Tim Graham of the Buffalo News wanted us to believe.
Multiple sources on both sides of the border have told The Buffalo News that Bon Jovi and his Toronto-based partners reached out to Kelly within the past five days for a Hail Mary attempt to help salvage their beleaguered bid.
Kelly, unable to hook on with anybody else, has at least considered the possibility.
Well, not so fast, my friends.
While Kelly and Bon Jovi joining forces would certainly halt the “F— Bon Jovi” chants and apparel, there seems to be no truth behind the reports.
Jim Kelly’s wife, Jill, strongly denied there was ever any discussion.
Quick update on all the Jim ownership rumors. The things that you are being told by @ByTimGraham and the media are NOT ACCURATE!
— Jill Kelly (@HJKforever) August 16, 2014
So for now, Bills fans can be happy in knowing that their team still seems to be safe from becoming a Bon Jovi property so go and wear those offensive and over the top t-shirts proudly.