Toronto bid group wants to keep Bills in Buffalo: sources

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) celebrates a touchdown during the first half against...

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) celebrates a touchdown during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sep 29, 2013 in Orchard Park, NY, USA. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:58 PM ET

The idea of the "Toronto Bills" is just about dead.

Especially if you believe Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

QMI Agency has been reliably informed by multiple sources that the sole Toronto group bidding on the NFL team is now telling people, and will tell the trust overseeing the sale of the Buffalo Bills, that it is committed to keeping the NFL franchise in Western New York.

It's just a matter of whether the trustees, NFL owners and Western New Yorkers believe them. If Bills message boards are any indication since Friday, the latter sure ain't happenin'.

On Friday we reported that the Toronto-based Rogers family has joined Bon Jovi (frontman for his namesake rock band) and Tanenbaum (chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment) in their ownership pursuit of the Bills, and that each has about a one-third financial stake. Bon Jovi is the principal prospective owner.


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