Wednesday February 4th, 2015

Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter explored buying the Buffalo Bills when the team was up for sale last year, reports the Buffalo News' Tim Graham.

The team was eventually bought by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula for a record $1.4 billion. The Bills were put on the market after longtime owner Ralph Wilson died.

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According to the report, the team's current ownership was not aware of Jeter's potential interest. Jeter has not approached the ownership about buying a portion of the team, nor are there any reports that Pegula has considered selling a portion of the Bills to Jeter.

At the conclusion of the 2014 season, Jeter retired after 20 seasons with the Yankees. He tallied 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards and five World Series titles during his career. His 3,456 hits are sixth on the all-time list and the most ever by a shortstop.

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