Howard Milstein Not Interested In Purchasing Bills

May 12, 2014 Updated May 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Howard Milstein Not Interested In Purchasing Bills

May 12, 2014 Updated May 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - New York City developer Howard Milstein will not be submitting a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. He will however work hard to keep the team in Western New York.

Milstein, who is the chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority, said while he is not interested in owning the team he hinted at his land in Niagara Falls could be possible sites for a new stadium.

Here is Howard Milstein's statement: "We are prepared to put substantial personal and business resources behind that effort, including our land in Niagara Falls, but this does not include participating in the sales process or making a bid to purchase the team," said Milstein.

“Through my work with the New York State Thruway Authority, I have come to even more fully appreciate and respect the role the team plays in the Western New York community and understand the critical importance of keeping the Bills in Western New York. I love football. I have always loved football and can't imagine our community losing this great team. I look forward to working with all parties and any prospective buyers to help keep the Bills in upstate New York where they belong."

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