Only three bids were received to buy Buffalo Bills

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton presents philanthropist Tom Golisano with an award at the...

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton presents philanthropist Tom Golisano with an award at the Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony marking the culmination of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:33 PM ET

Two surprising developments learned by QMI Agency on Tuesday night are sure to rock the Buffalo Bills sale process.

First, former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano did not submit a bid by Tuesday's 5 p.m. EDT deadline, as expected.

Secondly, the investment bank conducting the sale of the NFL club for the trust of the late Ralph Wilson received only three bids in total, said a source closely involved in the bid process.

Golisano was seen as one of four shoo-in bidders. The other three followed through on Tuesday, namely:

-The Toronto group comprising rocker Jon Bon Jovi, MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family.

-Current Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, a cash-flush oil-and-gas multi-billionaire who is helping to spearhead downtown Buffalo redevelopment efforts;

-Manhattan multi-billionaire Donald Trump, who like Pegula is bidding alone but who on Monday dismissed his chances

They're the only bidders, the source said.


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