(WKBW) Jon Bon Jovi has made it clear that he is interested in owning an NFL team but denies that that team is the Buffalo Bills according to ABC News.
John Kryk, an NFL columnist for the Toronto Sun tells Eyewitness News the singer is interested in partnering with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, the group who owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and the Air Canada Center.
Rumors the singer is looking to partner with MLSE set off a fears he would want to ship the team north. But Kryk says there would be many obstacles to moving the franchise to Toronto.
For starters the Roger Center in Toronto doesn't meet NFL standards for a home stadium and an iron clad new lease agreement that imposes a stiff penalty if the team is moved before 2020.
"There's no way that the bills would be leaving Buffalo by the end of this decade. If somebody has $2 billion to throw around to buy the Bills and build a stadium in Toronto maybe to that person $400 million to break that lease is chump change but I don't know too many Canadians that have that kind of chump change," said Kryk.