BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is trying to ease all of our minds. A lot of Buffalo Bills fans are worried his group would move the team to Toronto if he wins a bidding war.
Bon Jovi published a letter in the Buffalo News, claiming he wants to continue the Bills’ legacy in Buffalo. However, a lot of fans aren’t buying what Bon Jovi is selling. The Buffalo Fan Alliance questions the rock star’s true intentions.
In that letter, Bon Jovi said the objective of his group is simple: to carry on the legacy of Ralph Wilson and make the Bills successful in Buffalo.
The fan alliance responded writing, in part, “While we appreciate his sentiment, it’s worth noting that nowhere in his letter does he write or directly state or legally commit his group to ‘not moving the bills from Buffalo.”
In Bon Jovi’s letter to the Buffalo News, he says owning an NFL team is something he’s wanted to do for a long time, and he’s ready to make a big commitment to the team.
He wrote, “I know how much the Bills mean to the people of this region. So I want you to hear this from me: I’m not risking it all to let you down.”
Bills fan Chris Wallak said, “We don’t want him. We don’t want him anywhere. I fully support the No Bon Jovi Zone.”
Bills fan Nick Southard said, “I never was a huge fan of his music, I don’t hate him.”
Southard was asked, “What if he tries to move the team to Toronto?”
Southard responded, “Then I’ll hate him. Then I’ll boycott his music, try to get all my friends to boycott his music.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo is the latest politician to weigh in on all of this.
In a new statement, he him said, “As the process of finding a new owner for the Buffalo Bills moves forward, one thing is clear. The Bills belong in Western New York.”
He went on to say the team brings valuable jobs and money to Western New York, and he has made it clear to the NFL that the Bills should stay.