The Bills were put on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph
Wilson died in March. The franchise, which was recently valued at
$870 million by Forbes, is expected to be sold for at least $1
Bon Jovi's group has reportedly been saying privately and plans to
inform the trust managing the sale of the Bills that it will not
relocate the team.
Aside from Bon Jovi, the group also includes Maple Leaf Sports and
Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.
Tanenbaum controls the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. The
Rogers family includes Edward Rogers, who is deputy chairman of
Rogers, the large Toronto communications company.
If the group buys the Bills, Bon Jovi, Tanenbaum and the Rogers
family would each own one-third of the team, but Bon Jovi would be
Donald Trump and Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are also
listed as potential buyers.
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The New England Patriots signed veteran tight end Nate Byham, the
team announced Sunday.
Byham, 26, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the San Francisco
49ers (2010-11) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13).
The 6-foot-4, 264-pound blocking tight end originally entered the
NFL as a sixth-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers out of
the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.
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The Bills activated guard J.J. Unga a day after placing him on the
active/non-football injury list with an undisclosed injury.
Unga needs to make a strong impression early in training camp as he
faces a stiff battle to earn a roster spot.
Unga played in three games last season, and saw some time with the
first team offense down the stretch. But the Bills upgraded the
offensive line depth over the offseason and Chris Hairston returns
after missing all of last season.
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St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte
Greene were arrested after getting into a fight with each other
outside a Miami Beach nightclub.
Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer said Dunbar and Greene
each face battery and disorderly conduct charges. There were no
other arrests made relating to the altercation. No other details
about the incident were immediately available.
(Editing by Larry Fine)
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