BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Amid fears the Buffalo Bills could relocate to Toronto, billionaire Tom Golisano has had numerous discussions about purchasing the franchise and keeping it in the community.
``I've talked to all kinds of people, and I'm not going to say anything beyond that,'' the Buffalo Sabres owner said Saturday in reiterating his interest in the Bills should the team be put up for sale.
Golisano, who lives in Rochester, declined to say who has approached him or when those discussions occurred.
Golisano was careful to note that Bills owner Ralph Wilson has maintained he has no intention of selling the franchise. The concern is what happens after Wilson dies because the 89-year-old has no plans to keep the team within his family.
``I realize what the issue is. I think I realize how important that organization is to the Buffalo area,'' Golisano told The Associated Press. ``And I'll say the same thing I've said before: If the situation arises, I would do what I can to try to keep the team in the area.''
no's comments were similar to ones he made two years ago when Wilson expressed concerns about the small-market team's long-term viability in Buffalo.
Those fears have arisen once again after the Bills, starting this year, will play annual regular-season games in Toronto through 2012. The Bills have insisted the games are necessary to expand their market and generate additional revenue to help secure their future in Buffalo.
``I've kept half an eye on it,'' Golisano said, referring to the team's international plans. ``And I don't think my interest level has increased or decreased.''
Besides Golisano, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has said he has an undisclosed backer, who's ready to buy the franchise and keep it in Buffalo.

Recent NFL Discussions

2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade
VIR- V TECH GAME on Sun, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
Hey bri guy and ranger on Sat, Feb 2017 by BriGuy
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Tony Romo Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Tony Romo play for when the 2017 NFL regular season begins? Oddsmakers have weighed in.
Thumbnail Taylor could be fit in Cleveland Could current Bills Tyrod Taylor be a fit for the quarterback-needy Browns next season?
Thumbnail Palmer, Fitz both returning for Cards The Arizona Cardinals will have their starting quarterback back for 2017, as Carson Palmer confirmed he will return to play next season.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Odds In no surprise, the Patriots are favored to win the 2018 AFC Conference Championship over the Steelers and the rest of the field.
Thumbnail 2018 NFC Conference Title Odds The Falcons may be the defending NFC champions but it's the Cowboys that are favored to win the title in 2018.

NFL Team Pages