Delaware North Statement: Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Won’t Buy Bills

Gary BettmanA report earlier this week put Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs on the list of potential buyers of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, but Jacobs’ company, Delaware North, released a statement, first obtained by the Buffalo News, that put all the rumors to rest.

Said the statement released Friday: “Several reports have listed Jeremy Jacobs as potentially interested in buying the Buffalo Bills. Mr. Jacobs owns the Boston Bruins and has no intention of selling the Bruins in order to purchase the Buffalo Bills. His focus is on ensuring the Boston Bruins continue to be a successful and winning franchise for the City of Boston and New England. He is a strong supporter of the Buffalo Bills as a storied franchise that has seen great success under Ralph Wilson. Mr. Jacobs would certainly be a strong supporter of any effort to keep the Bills in Western New York and is a big fan of the franchise and its leadership.”

The statement confirms what Bruins president Cam Neely told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger & Mazz” on Thursday. Neely said Jacobs doesn’t intend to buy the Bills if it means selling the Bruins. NFL┬árules prohibit owners from owning an NFL team and another major professional sports franchise from a different NFL market.

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