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You almost can hear late Yankee Stadium public-address announcer Bob Sheppard proclaiming the man's arrival every Sunday in Orchard Park. Now owning the Buffalo Bills ... the former shortstop ... No. 2 ... Derek Jeter. And there, from the Ralph Wilson Stadium owner's box, the beloved New York Yankees captain would wave to the crowd. Sounds like a fantasy, but maybe the …

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The day after the Bills' first game under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula, Donald Trump is talking -- well, tweeting -- a lot of smack about the team and the Pegulas. Trump, who, according to Forbes.com, offered less than $900 million to buy the Bills, said this morning on Twitter he's glad he didn't pay a "ridiculous price" to buy the NFL franchise because the game…

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Terry Pegula took time to stress he is not a god. He finds those "In Terry We Trust" signs, Pegulaville references and reverential internet memes a bit unnerving. "If you want to worship somebody, go to church on Sunday," Pegula said after he and his wife, Kim, were introduced as the Buffalo Bills' next owners today in the ADPRO Sports Training Center. "It's sometimes a…

Carmen Policy was a member of the NFL's finance committee for many years. The former San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns executive has seen piles of confidential documents that revealed gargantuan dollar amounts. Yet the $1.4 billion Terry and Kim Pegula spent on the Buffalo Bills gave Policy a jolt. "I'm stunned," Policy said Thursday by phone from San Francisco. …

Donald Trump has issued a statement to The Buffalo News about today's Buffalo Bills ownership developments: "It was my great honor to have the opportunity to bid on the Buffalo Bills football team. "A large part of the reason for my bid was to ensure that the team remained in Buffalo. I would like to congratulate the Pegula family on what will be, I am sure, a wonderful p…

The Buffalo Bills could be sold by the end of the week, perhaps within the next couple days. Multiple binding bids were submitted today to buy the team. Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, rock star Jon Bon Jovi's group and developer Donald Trump made formal offers, sources told The Buffalo News. Two knowledgeable sources said there was a belief the winning bid w…

In an act of mutual desperation, the Jon Bon Jovi and Jim Kelly groups have had conversations about joining forces in pursuit of the Buffalo Bills. Multiple sources on both sides of the border have told The Buffalo News that Bon Jovi and his Toronto-based partners reached out to Kelly within the past five days for a Hail Mary attempt to help salvage their beleaguered bid.…

As long as the Buffalo Bills' trust has more face-to-face meetings scheduled than known bidders, we'll keep digging to discover who else signed those nondisclosure agreements. The Buffalo News has learned the identity of someone else who has expressed interest in buying the team. Oakland Raiders minority stakeholder David Abrams was among the 20 or so parties to sign and …

Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly still is trying to find his way into the team's sale process. But the Hall of Fame quarterback has sidled up to a business partner in hopes of gaining entry. The Buffalo News has learned Kelly and bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach met with the Bills' trust Thursday in the Detroit area, where Ralph Wilson Enterprises is located. Gundlach, an A…

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The Buffalo Bills' trust has begun making in-person presentations to prospective buyers, with as many as eight scheduled over the next three weeks, The Buffalo News has learned. Only three candidates were confirmed to have submitted non-binding initial bids by the July 29 deadline. But that date turned out to be flexible, and nobody would say for sure whether any other of…

That loud groan you just heard came from Buffalo Bills bidders not named Terry Pegula. The man has cash. And he can get more if he needs it. Lots more. Terry Pegula's company, East Resources Inc., announced today it had closed on a $1.75 billion sale of petroleum acreage in West Virginia and Ohio. In a press release, Pegula delivered a rare comment about his financial …

Sources close to the Bills sale say the Pegulas' pursuit has been flawless so far. The other groups are way behind and leaking oil well short of the finish line. Two sources connected to Jon Bon Jovi's group told The Buffalo News there has been serious soul-searching within. But after a week of reflection, a source close to Bon Jovi's group informed The Buffalo News this…

Jon Bon Jovi’s letter to Buffalo Bills fans appears to have made matters worse for the rock star’s prospects for becoming the National Football League team’s next owner. Fans, public-relations analysts and pundits ridiculed Bon Jovi’s attempt to deflect criticism of him as a carpetbagger who would move the Bills to Toronto. Sources close to other prospective ownership gro…

CANTON, Ohio -- Andre Reed will have the chance to apologize to Jon Bon Jovi in person this weekend. Maybe Reed can interrupt a chat between Bon Jovi and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to do so. Bon Jovi, the rock star who wants to buy the Buffalo Bills, will be here in Canton, where Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Bon Jovi is …