Bon Jovi part of Toronto group expected to bid on Bills

Jon Bon Jovi will front a Toronto ownership group intent on purchasing and relocating the Buffalo...

Jon Bon Jovi will front a Toronto ownership group intent on purchasing and relocating the Buffalo Bills. (STAN BEHAL/QMI Agency)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

Jon Bon Jovi indeed wants to become an NFL owner and is part a Toronto group expected to bid for the Buffalo Bills, QMI Agency has learned.

On Thursday, Bon Jovi's publicist confirmed the Livin' on a Prayer singer is a player.

"Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," Ken Sunshine told QMI Agency.

Sunshine would neither elaborate nor comment on reports linking Bon Jovi to any group bidding on the Bills, based in Toronto or elsewhere.

But a well-placed Toronto source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told QMI Agency that reports from last November, echoed Thursday morning by Bleacher Report, remain accurate. Bon Jovi is the face of a Toronto-based group intent on obtaining an NFL franchise, via relocation, and expected to bid for the Bills.

Bon Jovi hails from New Jersey.

With a metropolitan population of more than six million, Toronto is North America's second largest market without an NFL team, after Los Angeles.

The source said the top executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, chairman Larry Tanenbaum, remains in league with Bon Jovi.


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