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Donald Trump isn't likely to win the bid to become the next owner of the Buffalo Bills. So says The Donald himself. "I would say the chances are very, very unlikely," he said on Fox News Monday night in an interview with Greta Van Susteren. "Because I'm not going to do something totally stupid -- maybe just a little bit stupid, but not totally stupid." Late in the wide-…

Three years ago, prominent bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach expressed interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills to ensure they remain in Western New York. But then the Amherst High grad went through an ugly courtroom divorce with his previous employer and testified he was worth $90 million, not nearly enough to pursue an NFL franchise. Hold on, though. Gundlach is worth wa…

The Buffalo Bills sales process has taken a major step. The Bills' financial advisers, Morgan Stanley, began granting online access to the team's detailed financial information, multiple sources have informed The Buffalo News. Prospective bidders started receiving online access to the Bills' offering memorandum Wednesday. Part of the memorandum is an "indication of inter…

with News Albany bureau reporter Tom Precious The Buffalo Bills haven't hit the market yet. They're getting closer, though. Multiple sources have informed The Buffalo News the legal and financial advisers representing the Bills have begun distributing nondisclosure agreements and teaser documents to potential bidders for their review. These materials are in advance of …

For decades, Donald Trump has been known as the villain who killed the USFL. Trump, the New Jersey Generals' owner, is considered the driving force behind switching the USFL from a spring league into direct autumn competition with the NFL. The kamikaze mission was intensified with a $1.7 billion antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. That history could be an issue in Trump's…

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Donald Trump knows people doubt his sincerity about the Buffalo Bills. Skeptics have scoffed at his declared interest in buying the Bills. They assert it's a publicity stunt so the billionaire entrepreneur, entertainer and political flirt can remain in the headlines. Trump today stressed he's committed to buying the Bills and keeping them in Western New York. Multiple so…

Buffalo sports fans are familiar with ownership changes. The Sabres have switched hands four times in the past 15 years. Many of us were around when the Braves dribbled off to San Diego. But policies for NFL ownership are different than in other leagues, and we haven't seen them applied in Buffalo. The Bills have known only one owner. Ralph Wilson, who died two weeks ago…

Donald Trump, as he's wont to do, caused a media stir today. Trump told WBEN 930-AM he might be interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills to keep the team in Western New York. "It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills," Trump said. Any such talk is greeted with enthusiasm here. Bills fans for decades have been nervous about the team so…

One of Jim Kelly's most famous fans went out of the way today to share his admiration for the legendary quarterback. "I hope everything turns out, but it's a tough one, as you know," Donald Trump told me from his office in Manhattan. "Maybe it's not over. If he doesn't beat it, nobody was going to." Kelly, 54, has cancer again. He is being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital…