Sabres Owner Has A "Strong Desire" To Keep Bills in Buffalo

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM EDT

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Sabres Owner Has A "Strong Desire" To Keep Bills in Buffalo

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula received the non-disclosure agreement from the Buffalo Bills and may be interested in purchasing the team.

Mike Gilbert, Vice President of Public and Community Relations, released a statement on behalf of Terry and Kim Pegula. It reads as follows:

“Terry and Kim Pegula have a deep commitment to Buffalo and Western New York. Their ownership of the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans and the construction of HARBORCENTER are evidence of that fact. Like everyone else in this community, they have a strong desire to have the Buffalo Bills remain a centerpiece of this region. Accordingly, they have been following the developments involving the sale of the Bills. However, out of respect for the process being conducted by representatives of the Wilson Estate and the Bills, they will not be making any additional comments about the sale process.”

There are expected to be a number of bidders on the Bills both from Western New York and outside the region. A report in the New York Post this morning says rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a two hour business lunch with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday.

It is also expected Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano, New York City developer Donald Trump may also bid on the Bill.

Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo has been following the sale process and will have the latest coming up tonight on Eyewitness News at 5.

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