August 4, 2014 – 12:08 am
With Andre Reed’s Hall of Fame induction and Buffalo playing in prime time to officially kick off the NFL preseason Sunday night, the Bills received more national attention this weekend than they have at any point since the height of the Zubaz Era. But one of the prospective new owners of the team decided he needed to go local in an effort to assuage fans fears that the team would go elsewhere under his tenure.
That would be Jon Bon Jovi, whose partners in the ownership include the Toronto-based Rogers family and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tannenbaum, who is already in charge of the Maple Leafs and Raptors. The thought in Buffalo is if the Bon Jovi group purchases the Bills, the team will move to Canada when the first opportunity presents itself after an exit clause opens in the team’s stadium lease in 2019.
Reed himself made his position on the potential Bon Jovi ownership clear last week when he told New York Magazine, “Man, f*ck Bon Jovi.”
So with Reed’s beef made public, Bon Jovi attempted to clear the air with a letter to the editor in Sunday’s Buffalo News.
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