Report: Ex-Sabres owner Tom Golisano submits bid for Bills

Friday August 8th, 2014

Former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano has submitted a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills, reports the Associated Press

Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly also wants to enter the running for the team, and he and bond investor Jeff Gundlach reportedly met with Bills officials on Thursday. Kelly likely doesn't have the money necessary to win the bidding himself, and is looking to be matched as a minority partner with a larger group. 

Golisano joins Donald Trump, current Sabres owner Terry Pegula and a Toronto-based group led by Bon Jovi as those known to have submitted a bid.

According to the Buffalo News, the deadline to submit a non-binding bid was supposed to be nine days ago but was extended, leading to Golisano and others expressing their interest in the team.  

Bills officials have started meeting with each group that has made an offer, with Trump having reportedly attended a presentation on Wednesday. 

More: Bon Jovi, Trump likely violated non-disclosure agreement

As many as eight suitors are reportedly scheduled for presentations over the next three weeks. 

The Bills are up for sale after owner Ralph Wilson died in March.

 - Molly Geary

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