Donald Trump owned the USFL's New Jersey Generals in the upstart league's final years. (Cliff Owen/AP)
After the passing of longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, many were left wondering what the future of the team would hold. The Bills are eventually expected to be sold, but there are no front-runners at this time.
However, all of that could be changing with a group doing some research and looking into buying the Bills.
According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, billionaire Donald Trump added to the intrigue on Tuesday when he told Buffalo radio station WBEN that he has been approached by the group who is considering the purchase. While that may trouble some Bills fans, the good news is that Trump would like to see the team stay in New York.
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"I know so many people in Buffalo and they have asked me about looking at that and I certainly would look at it but I would ... if it were me I'd keep the team in Buffalo," he said, via ESPN.com. "I think it's something that is really vital to the area. ... It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills."
Trump is also good friends with former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is set to undergo treatment for his second fight with cancer. Kelly has previously stated his desire to keep the Bills in New York.
"I do have people in line that will want to purchase the team and keep it in western New York because I do not entertain any offers from anybody looking to move the Buffalo Bills from western New York," Kelly said in a 2010 interview with ESPN. "I just won't do it. I'll do whatever it takes to keep them in Buffalo."
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It would be interesting to see what Trump would do as an NFL owner after leading to what many believe was the downfall of the USFL, but he seems to have a soft spot for the Bills organization and would be dedicated to keeping the team's tradition and allowing it to remain in Buffalo.