CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora reports this morning that rock and roll legend Jon Bon Jovi is interested in buying an NFL franchise and has his eyes on the Buffalo Bills. While the Bills are not actively for sale at this time, but the club will become for sale after the current owner, Ralph Wilson passes away, although no exact timetable to how long after his death the team would be on the market for sale.
According to LaCanfora, Bon Jovi is interested in becoming the primary owner of the Bills and has spent much time in the area in recent months. LaCanfora reports that the Rogers Communications group in Toronto is currently considered the front runner to purchase the team eventually. The Rogers group currently has an arrangement with the Bills in order to play annual games in Toronto.
Bon Jovi, 51, has long been rumored to be in the market for NFL ownership for a while now. He is a huge sports fan and in 2004 he became the owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League team, but is no longer associated with the club. In 2011, reports suggested that Bon Jovi attempted to purchase 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for $150 million dollars.