Donald Trump said in a radio interview Tuesday that he has been approached by a group looking to buy the Buffalo Bills.
“People have actually talked to me about the Bills,” Trump told WBEN in Buffalo, N.Y., per ESPN.com. “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.”
Following Bills owner Ralph Wilson’s death last week, speculation about the team’s long-term future has ramped up as rumors about the franchise leaving for a larger market have emerged. Trump, however, would like to see the franchise stay in Buffalo.
“If it were me, I’d keep the team in Buffalo,” he said. “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.”
The billionaire businessman has experience owning a football team, although it didn’t end so well. Trump owned the New Jersey Generals of the USFL in the 1980s before the league went under, with Trump taking the brunt of the blame for the collapse.
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