Donald Trump says he has been sought out by a group looking to purchase the Buffalo Bills.
“People have actually talked to me about the Bills,” the billionaire told WBEN radio in Buffalo. “I mean, the group of people called me — would I be interested in investing, and I’ll take a look at it. I mean, I look at a lot of things. I’ll take a look at it.”
The Bills’ future in Buffalo remains unclear after longtime owner Ralph Wilson died last week. Despite the rumours of a possible relocation, Trump would prefer the franchise to stay in Buffalo.
“I know so many people in Buffalo, and they have asked me about looking at that and I certainly would look at it, but I would … if it were me, I’d keep the team in Buffalo,” Trump told ESPN.com. “I think it’s something that is really vital to the area. … It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills.”
Trump said he has a strong relationship with Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who has been one of the vocal advocates to keep the Bills in Buffalo. Kelly is currently undergoing cancer treatment in the New York area.
“He called me, and actually his family is staying at one of my apartments in New York as he’s going through a very rough time,” Trump explained.
“He’s a great guy, and he sounded actually really good two days ago. He called me from the hospital.”