Jon Bon Jovi owning a NFL team. This idea is closer now than ever before to becoming a reality. According to the Associated Press, Bon Jovi has joined a group that is interested in purchashing the Buffalo Bills. According to the report, the group has already filed paperwork indicating an interest in buying the team.
The musician is known mostly for the songs Livin’ on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or Alive, both released in the 1986 album Slippery When Wet.
In addition to his musical ventures, Bon Jovi is a sly businessman. He’s said to have a net worth upwards of $290 million, according to a Forbes report.
The interesting aspect here is that Bon Jovi has indicated he’s not looking to move the team from Buffalo (via Toronto Sun).
Sun Media 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.
There has been a lot of talk about a potential ownership group moving the Bills from Buffalo, which is something that late owner Ralph Wilson opposed a great deal during his long tenure atop the team’s infrastructure.
It remains to been seen if Bon Jovi’s group will stay true to their word should they be successful in purchashing the Bills. It’s one thing to say such things when you are in the process of putting a bid together. It’s a completely different scenario when you take over ownership of a team and have Los Angeles staring you right in the face as a potential destination.