“Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise,” publicist Ken Sunshine told The Toronto Sun via e-mail Thursday.
Kryk says Bon Jovi is looking to partner with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors.
Two Toronto-based groups - Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Rogers Communications - have been mentioned as groups interested in buying the Bills with the intention of relocating them north of the border.
Bon Jovi has expressed interest in becoming an NFL owner, and is close with MLSE President Tim Leiweke.
In November 2013, CBS' Jason LaCanfora reported today that Bon Jovi was s very interested in purchasing an NFL team and had been meeting with key people in the Western New York area with the Bills on his mind.
'Bon Jovi has been very proactive in meeting NFL owners and general managers, and is seeking their input on all sort of issues related to football. In the past he has nearly become a minority owner of a team, most notably the Falcons. However, sources said Bon Jovi is aiming to be the principal owner -- it remains to be seen if he has the type of immense capital necessary to meet that threshold of ownership -- and has aligned himself with several powerbrokers in his effort to turn his dream into reality," LaCanfora wrote
Forbes magazine estimates the team's value at approx. $850 million.
Shortly after those initial reports were made Sunshine, the Bon Jovi publicist, downplayed the singer's specific interest in the Bills saying that Bon Jovi has too much respect for owner Ralph Wilson to consider engaging in discussions for buying the team at that time.
Wilson died March 25 at the age of 95. His widow Mary Wilson has taking over as the Buffalo Bills' controlling owner and a team statement says "A process will be established at an appropriate time for the sale of the franchise. "
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from NFL Insider Jason LaConfora