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Donald Trump and Bon Jovi to fight for Buffalo Bills

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Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi headline the big names that have officially made bids to become new owners of the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise. 

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Three Bids

Bon Jovi's bid for the side also includes the Toronto-based Rogers family and Canadian businessman Larry Tannenbaum, whilst Trump followed up on his interest by submitting a non-binding bid, according to a report from

The final of the three bidders is the current Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Pegula, according to the previous link, is a "cash-flush oil-and-gas multi-billionaire who is helping to spearhead downtown Buffalo redevelopment efforts."

Among the 18 or so potential investors that were all talk and didn't put the money in when it came do it were C. Dean Metropolous, owner of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Hostess who was said to incredibly interested in making a run at the Bills ownership.

Potential Move

Although it's expressly prohibited for potential owners to explore moving the team out of Buffalo -- the team's stadium lease runs through 2022, though the next owner could pay a $28.4 million fee to break the lease after the 2019 season -- Bon Jovi reportedly has been exploring potential stadium sites in Toronto.

Which might be why hall of famer Ed Reed said the following at a recent event: "Man, f--- Bon Jovi! You might as well just take this city, throw it in the river, and let it go down Niagara Falls."

However, under the NFL guidelines on moving a franchise, it is entirely possible that the Bills going from Buffalo to Toronto won't be classed as a relocation. This is due to the Canadian city being less than 90 miles from it's American counterparts.

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