Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Trump: Bills leaving Buffalo 'would be catastrophic'


Is there a possibility that multibillionaire businessman Donald Trump eventually takes ownership of the Buffalo Bills? Possibly.

In the wake of the death of Ralph Wilson Jr., who owned the Bills for almost 55 years, Trump told WBEN radio in Buffalo Tuesday that an unnamed group of people contacted him asking about the possibility of investing in the team.

". . . I'll take a look at it," Trump said, via ESPN.com. "I mean, I look at a lot of things. I'll take a look at it."

While he didn't indulge in much speculation, Trump certainly made clear his opinion on the location of the organization.

"I think it’s something that is really vital to the area," he said. "It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills."

Trump explained that many people he knows in Buffalo have asked him to explore the prospect of owning the Bills, and it doesn't hurt that he has a personal connection in the city who also wants to keep the team in Buffalo: Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

Kelly, who has been in contact with Trump as recently as two days ago, is currently going through cancer treatment in New York City. Kelly has publically stated that he would "do whatever it takes to keep [the Bills] in Buffalo."

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