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Report: Jim Kelly won’t be partnering with Bon Jovi

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Upon further review, Jim Kelly and Andre Reed may have come to the same conclusion about Jon Bon Jovi.

According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Kelly has declined to team up with Bon Jovi after a recent meeting, citing concerns over his sincerity about keeping the team in Buffalo.

“I can confirm that Jim Kelly met with Jon Bon Jovi, but Kelly and (investor) Jeffrey Gundlach will not be pursuing a relationship with the Toronto group,” a source told Graham. “Kelly and Gundlach do not feel confident that their aspirations for keeping the Bills in Buffalo long-term are aligned with the interests of the Toronto group.”

Bon Jovi’s reaching out to Kelly seemed like a Hail Mary from the start, a chance to generate some goodwill by attaching himself to perhaps the city’s greatest hero, who happens to be battling cancer.

But the fact the link was so short-lived also casts some doubt about the legitimacy of the group’s bid.

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26 Responses to “Report: Jim Kelly won’t be partnering with Bon Jovi”
  1. bonnovi says: Aug 17, 2014 10:23 PM

    Bon Jovi had seen a million faces and rocked them all…

    …Then he got to the Buffalo Bills.

  2. vekster1820 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:25 PM

    Terry Pegula is just waiting with plenty of cash and willpower yo buy the team and will be the new owner of the Bills when the dust settles. The only thing unclear is how much he will have to pay and that is the only reason the Bon Jovi group is still at the dance.

  3. djshnooks says: Aug 17, 2014 10:25 PM

    Good, Jimbo doesn’t need that nonsense.

    Focus on your health…Pegula’s got this and your job is already set in stone.

  4. tw4golf says: Aug 17, 2014 10:27 PM

    Pound sand Jon………. pound sand.

  5. 3 Finger Lenny says: Aug 17, 2014 10:27 PM

    Bon is living on a prayer

  6. iloveagoodnap says: Aug 17, 2014 10:34 PM

    No surprise here. Also more proof of JBJs true intentions. The amount of bad pub JBJ has garnered from this entire process is kind of baffling.

  7. bubbybrisket says: Aug 17, 2014 10:39 PM

    This guy is a mongo.

  8. livenbreathefootball says: Aug 17, 2014 10:45 PM

    Buffalo Bills fans want the team to stay in Buffalo then they need to show their support with $$$. THe team is going where the money is.

  9. mackcarrington says: Aug 17, 2014 11:05 PM

    If Kelly had partnered up with Bon Jovi, Bills fans were ready to turn on Jim Kelly like a pack of hungry pit bulls in a meat factory. Just read the local papers. Yeah, Bills fans are like that.

  10. tyler4richardson says: Aug 17, 2014 11:34 PM

    Report: 99% of reports are false.

  11. cavington says: Aug 17, 2014 11:36 PM

    If you’re Bon Jovi its how low can you go. The next thing you’re going to hear is Bon Jovi trying to partner with Jim Kelly’s brother. Give it up already.

  12. cavington says: Aug 17, 2014 11:37 PM

    Bills are 20th in the league in earnings. There are a dozen other teams that should be considered for moving before they do.

  13. aceakking says: Aug 17, 2014 11:42 PM

    Bon Jovi is going down in a blaze of glory.

  14. bornahawker says: Aug 17, 2014 11:50 PM

    Wrong answer, the sonics were stolen over a stadium deal during a fiscal crisis in the state of Washington. Moving these teams around just compounds the fact that the fans are pawns. Toronto is a hockey town not a bills town. Hogwash, JBJ is a puke. Buzz off dirtbag!

  15. seanx40 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:53 PM

    Where is Bon Jovi getting the money for this? He is rich, but not NFL owner rich. Paul McCartney isn’t even NFL owner rich.

  16. coachbeck says: Aug 18, 2014 12:06 AM

    Why do they care about public opinion. It’s not like they won’t support the team. And in the end the team will go to the highest bidder

  17. kgun80 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:20 AM

    The team is going where the money is… That’s true. The money is in Pegulas pocket. The Bills will be in Buffalo a long long time.

  18. jimmysee says: Aug 18, 2014 1:32 AM

    Pegula could use the Bon Jovi threat to drive the price down.

    The Wilson family does not want the final page of the Ralph Wilson story to be its own betrayal of its deceased patriarch and abandonment of the City of Buffalo.

    Like — how much money is enough?

  19. coachbeck says: Aug 18, 2014 2:59 AM

    I so hope Bon Jovi’s group wins.

    Mainly because I am sick of all the “outrage” over this nonsense

  20. saintssince8 says: Aug 18, 2014 6:08 AM

    Bon Jovi is selling snake oil. The Bills belong in Buffalo… and I am a Saints fan, but they should at least stay in Western NY.

  21. rdav29 says: Aug 18, 2014 7:13 AM

    Bon Jovi’s bid going out in a Blaze of glory

  22. freeperjim says: Aug 18, 2014 7:42 AM

    Good news!

    JK is an honorable man.

    JBJ…not so much. He’s a “Maserati Marxist” and typical leftwing kook/hypocrite.

  23. buddysguys says: Aug 18, 2014 7:50 AM

    i really dislike Tim Graham and his bush league reporting.

  24. officialgame says: Aug 18, 2014 9:14 AM

    Jim is a smart guy and He saw Bonjovi is just another snake in the grass. Even his music is a rip off.

  25. george1859 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:14 AM

    Tim Graham has been SPOT on.
    Deal with the reality of your superheros.

  26. tformation says: Aug 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    Good for Kelly. I imagine the conversation went something like this:

    “Hey, we’re going to move the Bills out of Buffalo, and if you align with us, that’ll completely destroy your reputation, but we’ll give you ONE MILLION DOLLARS!”

    “Yeah, that’s OK. I think I’ll keep my integrity.”

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