Monday, April 14, 2014

Trump willing to give Bills purchase a 'heavy shot'


When Donald Trump was asked two weeks ago whether he'd be interested in buying the Buffalo Bills, he told reporters he'd "take a look at it."

Looks as if he liked what he saw.

In speaking with Tim Graham of The Buffalo News Monday, Trump's chances toward a potential bid on the team seem to be on the rise. The multibillionaire said he'd sell off any remaining interests he has in the casino business to make the deal go through, and he reiterated his desire to keep the team in Western New York.

He also noted that ownership in a franchise just across the state would be a gas saver for the private jet, just another reason to keep the team close to home.

"I live in New York, and it's easier for me to go to Buffalo than any other place," he said. "Where am I going to move it, some place on the other side of the country, where I have to travel for five hours?"

If proximity is the deal-maker for Trump, Bills fans will take it. Rumors of the team's upheaval across the country (or north of the border) have been swirling for some time now, though Trump seems genuinely dedicated to keeping the team in Buffalo.

"I'm going to give it a heavy shot," he said. "I would love to do it, and if I can do it I'm keeping it in Buffalo."

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