In trying to answer the headline's question Wednesday on "The Tim Graham Show," we examined one of the biggest clues to what Donald Trump would look like as Buffalo Bills owner: his controversial USFL legacy.
Trump owned the USFL's New Jersey Generals, but was the key figure behind the spring league's $1.7 billion antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. The lawsuit, propelled by Trump's desire to compete head-to-head against the NFL in autumn, drove the USFL out of business.
Trump bought the Generals as an inexpensive avenue into the NFL. He hoped the NFL would absorb the USFL to avoid litigation. The move failed.
In the third of three podcast parts, bestselling author Jeff Pearlman, currently writing a book about the USFL, joined "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to look back on Trump's presence in the USFL.
Also in this segment, Trump (from one of my 2014 interviews with him) gives his explanation about what happened to the USFL.