The Wilson family may have multiple potential buyers for the Buffalo Bills.
Jon Bon Jovi, who has made no secret about his desire to become an NFL owner, reportedly is the face of a Toronto-based group intent on buying a team, according to Jon Kryk of the Toronto Sun. (That’s a much better face than, say, Rob Ford.)
“Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise,” Bon Jovi’s publicist, Ken Sunshine, said via email.
Bon Jovi previously had been linked to the Bills. He has insisted that there was no active effort to buy the team, presumably out of respect for Ralph Wilson, who died last month at 95.
Three years ago, Bon Jovi reportedly was plotting to buy 15 percent of the Falcons from Arthur Blank.
As Kryk explains it, Bon Jovi possibly lacks the financial wherewithal to satisfy the league’s minimum ownership requirement. So while Bon Jovi may be the face of the group, someone else will have to be the muscle.
It’s unclear whether Bon Jovi’s group would try to move the team to Toronto. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, a Buffalo native, also has been connected to the franchise. Jacobs reportedly would keep the team in Buffalo.