Rock star Jon Bon Jovi wrote a letter that was published in the Buffalo News on Sunday that states his commitment to keeping the Bills in western New York if his bid to buy the team is successful.
The letter, titled “Why We're Bidding on the Buffalo Bills,” marks the first time Bon Jovi publicly has made known his intention to buy the team.
“If we are given the chance to be the next owners of the Buffalo Bills, I promise you that we will bring the same passion that you do every Sunday, every day,” Bon Jovi wrote.
The Bills were put on sale after owner Ralph Wilson died in March.
Bon Jovi says his investment group is committed to working with state and local officials to find a new stadium site in the region.
“Our objective is simple: to carry on the legacy of Ralph Wilson and make the Bills successful in Buffalo,” Bon Jovi wrote.
Despite speculation that Bon Jovi will move the Bills to Toronto if he buys them, he promised to remain committed to keeping them in the Buffalo area.
“I know how much the Bills mean to the people of this region,” he wrote. “So I want you to hear this from me: I'm not risking it all to let you down.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun