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The Future of The Buffalo Bills

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Where Will the Team Be & Who Will Own It


06/03/14 12:47 PM


From our early coverage of the death of Ralph Wilson, to the selection of a new team owner and the related discussions about a possible stadium site, WBEN.com has the future of the Buffalo Bills covered with a range of stories, photos and interviews.


BROWSE OUR COMPLETE COVERAGE HERE & CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES

 

State Consultant Picks Buffalo, W. Seneca Or OP for Stadium


08/27/14 05:59 AM
(WBEN) A California company commissioned by New York State to study and recommend potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills football stadium has rejected Batavia, Niagara Falls and  Buffalo's Outer Harbor locations.
Bid in Trouble

Report: Bon Jovi Toronto Bid on 'Life Support'


08/21/14 04:17 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) As we learned of the initial bids for the Buffalo Bills, the Toronto-based bid led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi may be on its last legs.
 
Three Bids

Forbes: Three Bids for Bills So Far


08/21/14 01:26 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There are new figures for the initial bids for the Buffalo Bills. Forbes magazine reports they're well below $1 billion.
 
What's it Worth?

Forbes Values Bills at Less than $1 Billion


08/20/14 02:46 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In its annual valuations of the 32 NFL clubs, Forbes values the Buffalo Bills at less than $1 billion.
 
Bids Soon

AP Source: Bills Bids to be Submitted in 2 Weeks


08/19/14 03:46 PM
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills sale timetable tells The Associated Press that the process is entering the final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit formal bids in two weeks.
 
Met with Kelly

Report: Bon Jovi Advised to Meet with Kelly


08/18/14 03:49 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) Did Jon Bon Jovi reach out to Jim Kelly in his bid for the Bills?
 
Jon Bon Jovi
Pessimism?

Report: Toronto Group's Meeting was 'Drama-Free'


08/14/14 12:26 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) The Toronto group led by Jon Bon Jovi and Rogers Communications met with Morgan Stanley for their management presentation meeting. Reports say the meeting was routine and "drama-free."
 
Toronto Bills?

Bills to Toronto Concerns Raised by Documents


08/14/14 10:15 AM
(AP)  A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Toronto-based prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border.
Final Step?

The Next Step in the Bills Bidding Process


08/13/14 04:56 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Jon Bon Jovi and Terry Pegula are slated to have meetings with the groups overseeing the sale of the Buffalo Bills. What will the two sides talk about?
 
Back in Game

Report: Bon Jovi's Re-Bid Accepted


08/11/14 03:20 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) Jon Bon Jovi's second chance has paid off. A report says Bon Jovi and his Toronto-based group will meet with the Bills' trust Tuesday in New York.
 

Report: Kelly Looking to Team up with Bidder


08/08/14 12:25 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A hall of fame quarterback is reportedly looking to team up with a larger group pursuing the Bills.
 
New Bidder

Report: Golisano Bids for Bills


08/07/14 06:14 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) And now there are four. Reports are out a former major-league sports franchise owner wants to get back in the game, this time with the Bills.
 
Bills Bids

Reports: Trump First Up in Meeting With Bills, Kelly Follows


08/07/14 11:48 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) -- The sale of the Buffalo Bills entered the next phase with prospective ownership groups, including Donald Trump, meeting with team officials to prepare formal bids.
Second Chance

Report: Bon Jovi Group Submits Re-bid for Bills


08/06/14 06:27 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) Jon Bon Jovi's Toronto-based group has reportedly put in its last chance bid for the Buffalo Bills.
 
Do Over

Report: Bon Jovi Bid Living on a Prayer?


08/05/14 02:23 PM
Toronto, ON (WBEN) Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto group are getting another chance to redo its first bid.
 
Don't Tell

Report: Bon Jovi & Trump Might Have Breached Confidentiality on Bills Bids


08/05/14 06:39 AM
(WBEN/AP)  When rock star Jon Bon Jovi sent an open letter to fans about his intent to keep the Bills in Buffalo, he may have gone awry of non disclosure rules that surround the sale of the team. Real Estate Mogul Donald Trump may have also done so with recent remarks, The Buffalo News says.
Loss

Bills Fall To Giants, 17-13, In Pre-Season Opener


08/04/14 05:11 AM
CANTON, Ohio -- The Buffalo Bills dropped their first exhibition game of the 2014 season, falling 17-13 to the New York Giants in the preseason-opening Hall of Fame Game.
Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi Wants Bills in Buffalo, Critics are Skeptical


08/04/14 05:08 AM
 CANTON, Ohio (WBEN/AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi is hoping he's written a hit with Buffalo Bills fans in a bid to stem concerns of whether his prospective ownership group plans to buy and potentially relocate the franchise to Toronto.
Settlement

Settlement in 12th Man Thunder Suit


08/01/14 02:17 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Bills fan whose website to support keeping the Bills in Buffalo that ran afoul of Texas A&M University has reached a settlement with the school.
 
Bills Buyers

Bills Sale: Trump & Pegula Move Ahead, Bon Jovi Maybe Not


08/01/14 04:53 AM
Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills. And so are NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula,. A Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi was expected to submit a bid. It's not known if that group has been selected to advance.
Supports Pegula

Ceretto Backs Pegula Over Bon Jovi


07/31/14 04:22 PM
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The first legislative opinion on the Bills bidding has come out, and it comes from a backer of Terry Pegula's bid.
 
What's Next?

What's Next in the Bills Sale Process?


07/31/14 05:11 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The preliminary bids are in. So, what's next in the Bills' bidding process?
 
Bills Bidders

Pegula : A Billion For Bills, Trump Also Submits Bid


07/30/14 05:35 AM
(WBEN/AP) One day after initial non-binding bids for the Buffalo Bills were due, there are reports that Sabres Owner Terry Pegula entered one for over $1 billion on a team that the late Ralph WIlson paid only $25,000 for in 1959.
Bon Jovi Mtg.

Bon Jovi Group Meeting with Congel


07/29/14 03:49 PM
Buffalo, NY (AP) Representatives of the Bon Jovi group who have been exploring potential stadium sites scheduled a meeting with upstate New York developer Scott Congel, a person familiar with the meeting told the AP on Tuesday.
 
On Bills Sale

Schumer Issues Statement on Bills Bids


07/29/14 01:27 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senator Chuck Schumer is among those closely following the developments of the sale of the Bills. He's issued a statement as deadline day arrives for preliminary non-binding bids.
 
Ban Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi Ban Getting More Attention


07/29/14 12:55 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The bid by Jon Bon Jovi to buy the Buffalo Bills has spawned rumors he would join Toronto investors in moving the team north. That has sparked a boycott of Bon Jovi's music, and that has been getting more attention.
INSIDE: A link to the story.
Submits Bid

Trump Says His Buffalo Bills Bid Unlikely to Win


07/29/14 11:22 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
 
Toronto Bound?

AP Source: NFL Stadium Sites Explored in Toronto


07/24/14 04:12 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A prospective ownership group that includes Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the Bills and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation says
Bills Price

Report: Big Price Tag on Bills, Insider Expects Bon Jovi to Pay


07/21/14 12:41 PM
Pittsford, NY (WBEN) - While some recent figures have placed the value of the Buffalo Bills below $1 Billion, conventional wisdom has said a new owner would likely spend big to become the owner of an NFL franchise.
Toronto Bills

AP Sources: Bon Jovi Part of Group Eyeing Bills


07/18/14 02:09 PM
Buffalo, NY (AP) - Three people who have reviewed documents concerning the sale of the Buffalo Bills say a Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi is interested in buying the team.
Bills Price

Forbes: Bills Worth $870 million, but a Toronto Buyer Could Pay $1.2 B


07/17/14 10:46 AM
 Even as big-money investors try to pin down a sale price on the Buffalo Bills, one national publication has a concrete number.- and suggests that a Toronto based buyer could even make of a go of it with a purchase of the team for $1.2 billion.

SEE THE LIST INSIDE

HEAR Attorney Roy Cunningham


07/16/14 08:32 AM
with a specialty in trusts and these kinds of business transactions, Cunningham offers insight into the sales process and how long it may take to select a winning bidder for the team

AUDIO: Inside The Bid Book


07/16/14 08:31 AM

AUDIO: Hear Trusts Atty Roy Cunningham- on the process


07/16/14 08:30 AM
Bills $$$

One Guarantee in Bills' Sale: New Owner Will Make Money


07/16/14 04:00 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Just how much money can someone expect to make owning the Buffalo Bills?
Report Delayed

Report on Potential Buffalo Stadium Sites Delayed


07/11/14 03:14 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A report that had been anticipated Friday identifying potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium is now expected at the end of the month.
 
Jim Kelly

Kelly Talks Recovery, Bills' Future


07/10/14 11:39 AM
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Today, at Sweet Home High School, Jim Kelly took part in his annual Football Camp.

AUDIO: Hear Toronto Sun Columnist John Kryk Lay Out The Sale Timetable


07/08/14 08:12 AM
Kryk says the next deadline is July 29  when potential buyers have to indicate whether they intend to bid. CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE to HEAR HIS LIVELINE INTERVIEW with John Zach & Susan Rose

Report: Bills Sale Book Released


07/03/14 01:20 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Prospective bidders for the Buffalo Bills have received the sale book from the trust, according to reports.
 

Report: Pegulas Hire Sports Broker


07/02/14 03:27 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Could this be another step toward a bid for the Bills? There's a report saying Terry and Kim Pegula have hired a sports broker.
 
Bills Buyers

No Canada?: Rogers Out; Bon Jovi Keeping Bills in US


07/01/14 06:47 AM
The Toronto Sun says that Edward Rogers III, the deputy chairman of Rogers Communications in Toronto is not attempting to buy the Buffalo Bills after all, and a close friend of  rock star Jon Bon Jovi underlines that a bid from him would keep the team in Western New York. 
Bills Bidders

Cuomo: Number of Serious Bidders Committed to Keeping Bills in WNY


06/25/14 12:01 AM
Governor confirms local interest, has doubts about certainty of a new stadium.
Pegula

Pegula Backs Bills Staying in Buffalo


06/20/14 01:17 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula say they have a strong desire to see the Bills stay in Buffalo, and aren't ruling out making a bid to buy the franchise.
Bills Bids

Bills Sale Latest: Trump, Pegula and Bon Jovi


06/20/14 07:40 AM
Sabres Owner Terry Pegula and mogul Donald Trump have both been given paperwork to start the bidding process, as Bon Jovi lunches with the NFL Commish
 
Bid Documents Out

Trump Receives Bills Bidding Documents


06/19/14 12:27 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills are up for bids, officially. A rep for Donald Trump says he has received initial documents..
 
Bills Sale Preps

Timetable For a Bills Sale


06/16/14 06:11 AM
The timetable is murky, but one thing remains fairly clear.  The Buffalo Bills could be  be sold farily soon.  Several deadlines and hints of the tightly held private timetable have emerged- and all point toward increasing back and forth in the next few weeks.
Stadium Bid?

Reports: Jacobs Out of Running for Bills


06/13/14 02:14 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN/AP) There are multiple reports the Jacobs family will not be among those bidding for the Buffalo Bills. But it is possible the Jacobs family may participate in the stadium process.
 
 Terry Pegula

Reports: Pegula Interested in Bills Bid


06/12/14 05:39 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It looks like the Sabres' owner is looking to make a bid for the Buffalo Bills.
 
Bills Bid

Pabst Beer Mogul Metropoulous Wants A Bills Bid


06/12/14 06:26 AM
(WBEN) Add another name to the list of leaked possible owners of the Buffalo Bills.  C. Dean Metropoulous-- the owner of Pabst Beer brands- a $1.3 billion businessman is considering a purchase according to several media reports .
12TH Man

Area Group Wants Fans To Be Heard


06/08/14 02:51 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A gorup of Bills' fans were sitting around one day and decided that their voice need to be heard when it came to the sale of their beloved team. So they decided to do something about it.
Confirms Interest

Golisano Interested in Buying Bills


06/05/14 05:14 PM
Rochester, NY (WBEN) The former owner of the Buffalo Sabres confirmed his interest in buying the Buffalo Bills as he accepted an award from a Rochester high school.
 
Niagara Bills?

Kryk: Niagara "Supergroup" Could Boost Bills Bidding


06/03/14 06:33 AM
The Toronto Sun hints that a possible "super group" might emerge with enough clout to buy the Bills, and possibly set up shop in Niagara Falls.

INSIDE : The Full Story 
See Also: Golisano Interest Trumps Trump
PSLs

What Are PSLs? A Basic Look at Personal Seat Licenses


05/30/14 12:38 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It seems that you can't talk about a new football stadium without mentioning three magic words.

Personal Seat Licenses.

Photo Tour: Ralph Wilson Stadium Renovations


05/30/14 05:03 AM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - While all the talk is focused on a new Bills stadium, the team's current home is undergoing a major facelift.

SEE PHOTOS INSIDE
Bills Stadium

Poloncarz Speaks on Congel, Talks Stadium Plans


05/29/14 12:27 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reacted on Thursday to news reports that Scott Congel could be part of a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, and that the plan could include a new stadium on the site of the former Seneca Mall.
Bills Bid?

AP Sources: Golisano Expresses Plans to Buy Bills


05/28/14 03:10 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People involved with the negotiations say billionaire Tom Golisano has met with Buffalo Bills officials and public leaders, and informed them of his interest in purchasing the franchise.
 
3 Join Board

Three Bills HOFers Join Buffalo Fan Alliance


05/27/14 02:24 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) James Lofton, Joe DeLamielleure, and Billy Shaw, former Bills enshrined in the hall of fame, are joining the Buffalo Fan Alliance advisory board. Developer Rocco Termini is also joining the board.
 
Golisano

Toronto Sun: Golisano To Bid For Bills


05/22/14 06:31 AM
(WBEN/AP) The Buffalo Bills have hired legal and financial advisers to help with the sale of the team. One of those seeking to buy the team is former Sabres owner Tom Golisano, according to the Toronto Sun.
Advisers Hired

Bills Hire Advisers for Franchise Sale


05/21/14 12:24 PM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills today announce that Morgan Stanley has been retained to serve as financial advisor and Proskauer Rose has been engaged to serve as legal advisor during the sale process.
 
Bills Stadium

Will Bills Follow Vikings' Script Toward a New Stadium?


05/20/14 04:00 AM
(WBEN) - Minnesota spent six years debating a new football stadium before they broke ground. Will the Bills follow a similar path?
New Stadium Key

Kelly: New Stadium Key to Keeping Bills Here


05/19/14 12:13 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Buffalo Bill is among those on record saying the Bills need a new stadium to stay in Western New York.
 
Two Vows

Kelly Vows to Beat Cancer, Preserve Bills' Future


05/15/14 02:09 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The recurrence of cancer isn't tempering Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's resolve to keep the Bills in Buffalo.
 
Milstein Out

Milstein Pulls Out of Buying Bills


05/12/14 01:28 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Count the Thruway Authority's chairman out of the running to buy the Buffalo Bills. Howard Milstein says he won't buy the team.
 
Outer Harbor

Big Plans For Vacant Outer Harbor Space


05/12/14 11:35 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The second private development group to suggest a sports complex for Buffalo's outer harbor unveiled their plans Monday morning, to try and develop an amateur athletics complex there.
New Stadium?

Goodell: Bills Need New Stadium to Ensure Future


05/08/14 02:34 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes the Buffalo Bills will require a new stadium to remain viable in western New York.
 
Stadium Sites

NYS Hires Firm to Scope Out New Bills Stadium Sites


05/07/14 07:26 AM
A California-based architectural and design firm was hired Tuesday to identify three to four sites across the region that could serve as the team's new home.
Trust Created

Report: Four Person Trust to Decide Winning Bills Bid


05/06/14 11:27 AM
Clarence, NY (WBEN) A report says the new owner of the Buffalo Bills will need the approval of a four person trust created by Ralph Wilson before his passing.
 
Bills Future

Politicians Try to Temper Bills Fans' Expectations


05/05/14 02:27 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - "The committee on rumors works 24 hours a day," Senator Charles Schumer said while in Buffalo on Monday.
New Owner?

Buffalo Bills: New Owner in 90 Days?


05/04/14 07:53 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- (AP/WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills could identify a new owner within three months, leading Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stepping up the state's efforts to secure the franchise's long-term future in the region.

 
Bills Buyer?

Latest Bills Buyer: Thruway Chair & Falls Developer Milstein


05/02/14 05:57 AM
 
Add  Milstein to a growing list of candidates interested in purchasing the Bills. He is chairman of the Thruway Authority and controls an undeveloped 142-acre plot of land in downtown Niagara Falls that has been mentioned as a potential site for a new Bills stadium.
 
Buffalo Bills

NY Retains Sports Attorney in bid to Keep Bills


05/01/14 09:37 AM
Irwin Raij, who played a key role in negotiating the Bills' 10-year lease, is staying on to represent the state's interests in securing the franchise's long-term future following the death of owner Ralph Wilson.
Bills Sale

Lawyers to Assist State in Bills Sale


04/30/14 12:21 PM
(WBEN) - The Governor's office has retained lawyers to help keep the Bills in Buffalo.
Keeping Bills

Toronto Star: Bills Lease Forbids Buyer Relocation


04/29/14 10:28 AM
(WBEN) Toronto Sun Columnist John Kryk is reporting that the Ralph Wilson Stadium lease between the Buffalo Bills and Erie County doesn't only make it financially difficult for a buyer of the team to relocate, it actually forbids it. Kryk's discovery goes far beyond the previous reported re-location agreement
Jacobs

Jacobs Family Releases Statement on Bills


04/24/14 12:16 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Jeremy Jacobs and the Jacobs family have been among the top of the names rumored to be interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills ever since the passing of Ralph Wilson.

Read a statement from Jeremy Jacobs Jr. inside
Reed Joins Bd.

Reed Joins Group Trying to Keep Bills in Buffalo


04/21/14 12:27 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame receiver Andre Reed has joined a Bills' fan group trying to keep the team in Buffalo.
 
Courting Bills

Big Names Among Those Courting Bills Ownership


04/20/14 07:17 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

 
Bills to Falls?

Ceretto Backs Bills to Falls


04/16/14 04:23 PM
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) Assemblyman John Ceretto says he wants to start talks to bring the Bills to Niagara Falls.
 

Trump Asking for Local Advice on Possible Bills Bid


04/15/14 12:02 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Though not running for governor, Donald Trump is in touch with Western New York leaders about a different kind of bid, a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills.

Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy says Trump is interested in buying the Bills and keeping them here. "That's certainly something I'm dedicated to in any way I can be helpful. So, we've been in
Trump's Team?

Trump Still Says He's Interested In Bills Ownership


04/15/14 11:14 AM
After first telling WBEN at the start of this month that he was looking at joining a Buffalo Bills ownership group, Donald Trump has since spoken with Bills management twice about it, acording to sources.
Schumer

Schumer Speaks on School Safety, Bills' Future


04/15/14 03:49 AM
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - In a Cheektowaga stop, New York's Senior Senator made a plea for school funding, and took questions on the future of the Bills
Open Meetings

Kearns Calls for More Transparency in New Stadium Talks


04/14/14 02:41 PM
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) Assemblyman Mickey Kearns says he has fans worried about what will happen as the New Stadium Working Group moves forward, and is asking for a more open process.
 
Not Buying Bills

Jacobs Not Interested in Buying Bills


04/11/14 02:53 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Delaware North has issued a statement from Jeremy Jacobs, expressing his level of interest in buying the Bills.
 
Toronto Bills?...

Bon Jovi Livin' on A Prayer... of The Bills In Toronto


04/11/14 06:25 AM
(WBEN) A publicist for singer Jon Bon Jovi says the rock star wants to buy an NFL team  and a Toronto newspaper says he has combined with a potential buyer's group there to try and take the Bills to that city

Bills in Niagara County?


04/10/14 02:04 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Don't rule out Niagara Falls, N.Y., as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

Members of a newly formed stadium task force tell The Associated Press they're considering sites in Niagara County in determining the best options to secure the franchise's long-term viability in the region.
 
New Owner?

Who Does Buffalo Fan Alliance Want as New Bills Owner?


04/07/14 04:58 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Fan Alliance, a group that's been fighting against football blackouts, is also keeping tabs on the Bills ownership transfer process.
 
Memorial

Bills Host Ralph Wilson Memorial


04/05/14 04:57 PM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills hosted a public memorial for Ralph Wilson in the team's fieldhouse on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY INSIDE
Bills Owner

Mary Wilson Controlling Owner of Buffalo Bills, New Owner by Fall?


04/03/14 03:11 PM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills today announced that Mary Wilson, widow of Ralph Wilson Jr., is now the controlling owner.  Additionally, numerous sources report a new team owner could be known by fall.
Stadium Meeting

First Bills Stadium Group Meeting


04/01/14 04:13 PM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The group charged with coming up with a plan for the Bills' future stadium held its first meeting Tuesday.
 
Donald Trump
Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective p

Trump On WBEN: Considers Joining A Buffalo Bills Buyer


04/01/14 10:41 AM
"People have actually talked to me about the Bills."   - Donald Trump

 Donald Trump tells WBEN he probably won't re-consider a governor's race, he will eye a 2016 White House bid, and has been asked to consider becoming part of a Bills ownership

FULL INTERVIEW INSIDE
Farewell

Tailgate Tribute


03/30/14 04:31 PM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Over a thousand Bills' fans turned out Sunday to pay tribute to the late Ralph Wilson in the best way they knew how, with a tailgate party.
Ralph Rebuke

Ralph Wilson: Remember This One?


03/30/14 08:15 AM
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the morning after the private funeral services for Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, we're reminded of what a passionate man he was about the game of football.  And, of course, a passionate man about the Buffalo Bills.   READ RALPH's MEMO INSIDE

 
Toronto Buyers?

Is Toronto Interested in the Bills?


03/28/14 04:05 AM
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - When the Bills are finally sold, a Canadian report expects the bidders to include a group from Toronto.
Stadium Group

Bills Announce New Stadium Working Group Members


03/27/14 11:20 AM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills announced the seven members selected by the organization to serve on the New Stadium Working Group.
Buffalo Bills

WBEN Extra: The Bills In Trust


03/27/14 10:14 AM
So much of what happens to the Buffalo Bills after the death of owner Ralph Wilson, will be determined by terms of the trust that is believed to be owning and operating the team now.
Ron Stifter
Here for Now

What Now? Bills Stay Put For Now


03/27/14 12:47 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Ralph Wilson fulfilled his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo during his lifetime.

Though they won't be leaving any time soon following the 95-year-old Pro Football Hall of Fame owner's death, their long-term future is in question.

 
Coach, GM Speak

Whaley, Marrone Issue Statements on Wilson's Passing


03/26/14 12:40 PM
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills have issued statements from both General Manager Doug Whaley and Head Coach Doug Marrone on the passing of owner Ralph Wilson.
 

VIDEO: Ralph Wilson's Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame


03/26/14 08:32 AM
Ralph Wilson Jr.Watch Highlights of Wilson's 2009 Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and see how the hall covered his death.

VIDEO INSIDE 
Click the headline above for more from the Hall
HEAR Ralph Wilson in his own words
Click to listen to:
Wilson's 1984 Remarks at the Buffalo Bills Silver Anniversary | Previewing Super Bowl XXVIII with Greg Brown  | Hear his 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Speech
 
03/26/14 05:21 AM
 Ralph Wilson Jr.Ralph Wilson Jr., the only owner the Buffalo Bills have ever had, has died at age 95.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: A Wilson Photo Album | His Life |  Now What for The Team ? | Remembrances

Bills President Russ Brandon  made the announcement at the league's winter meetings in Orlando on Tuesday. Wilson was 95.

Wilson died at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Mary Mazur, spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner's office. "He had been receiving in-home hospice care." she said.  

Wilson had been in failing health for several years after having hip surgery in 2011. Though he spent much of his time at his home suburban Detroit, he was well enough to attend the Hall of Fame induction weekends over the past few years.

Wilson was the founder and sole owner of the Bills after establishing the team with the upstart American Football League in 1960. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2009.    READ MORE ON HIS LIFE HERE 


The Future of The Team

"I can't speculate what's going to happen in the future. But don't worry," Wilson said in 2008 only adding to the angst likely to build now after his death.  

READ MORE    


 

Little Guy

Wilson, Voice of the Smaller Markets


03/26/14 01:18 AM
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - One of the biggest fears many Buffalo Bills fans have had through the years is that Buffalo is a "small market" and therefore has a difficult time supporting an NFL franchise.  Well that fear has been thrust to center stage following the passing of Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson.
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