The Buffalo Bills may soon have a new rockstar owner.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that Jon Bon Jovi is one of several parties in the running to buy the NFL team. The New York football team is expected to go on the market after current owner Ralph Wilson, 95, passes.
According to the report, Bon Jovi has been spending a considerable amount of time in the Buffalo area meeting the local movers and shakers.
Bon Jovi's interest in owning a majority share football team may come as no surprise since the frontman almost bought a stake in the Atlanta Falcons, but ultimately passed on the opportunity becuase of the NFL lockout.
Though the rocker may want to buy the New York team, which is currently valued at $870 million, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll win the sale. As La Canfora notes, Toronto-based Rogers Communications may have the best chance of winning a bid since the group has worked closely with the Wilson family in the past.
Rogers Communications struck a deal with the Bills in 2008 to bring the team to Toronto for several games over a five-year period, per the National Post. In 2010, the telecommunications company expressed interest in a more long-term partnership with the football team.
"We're there for the long haul in one way or another," vice chairman Phil Lind told The Associated Press at the time. "We believe in this."
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