Prospective Bills buyers have until July 29 to formally express interest in making a bid to purchase the team and a Los Angeles-based investor with Buffalo roots may be part of the mix.
Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital in Los Angeles, is exploring the opportunity. Graham also reports that Gundlach has reached out to Bills icon Jim Kelly about becoming part of the team’s ownership group.
Gundlach’s company had no comment, but he has talked about the future of the Bills in the past. Gundlach previously expressed an interest in buying the Bills a few years ago and made a point of saying that part of the reason for his interest in ownership was to ensure that the team remained in Buffalo for the long term.
“I think it would be a tragedy to have the Bills go to some random city and be called, you know, the L.A. Multitude or whatever the hell they’d call it,” Gundlach said. “I want them to be the Buffalo Bills. I want Buffalo to receive a championship one of these days.”
Donald Trump, Tom Golisano, Terry Pegula and a Toronto-based group that includes Jon Bon Jovi are other parties linked to bids on the Bills.