Donald Trump 'Serious' About Buying NFL Team ... Supposedly

The Donald is reportedly in talks about buying the Buffalo Bills. He says he's going to take a serious shot at it and keep them in Buffalo, New York.

Donald Trump 'Serious' About Buying NFL Team ... Supposedly
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Donald Trump is back in the headlines. That itself isn't really news. But this is.

"There's been a lot of speculation as to who will buy the Buffalo Bills. And one of those people is Donald Trump, and it is confirmed the billionaire celebrity is truly interested in buying the team." (Via WKBW

"It's unclear at this point whether he'd pursue the purchase by himself or with a group, but his lawyer tells us he has more than enough money to do it all himself." (Via WGRZ

Yes, the real estate, TV, casino and everything-else mogul is reportedly in talks to buy the Bills. Rumors about him being interested started a few weeks ago.

But they weren't taken too seriously. Trump is known to be a man who loves publicity stunts. Still, Trump says he's serious about his interest in becoming an NFL owner. 

He told The Buffalo News"I'm going to give it a heavy shot. I would love to do it, and if I can do it, I'm keeping it in Buffalo."

The Buffalo News reports Trump has met with Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon twice — but didn't mention just how serious those talks were. 

When talks about Trump possibly being interested surfaced weeks ago, Deadspin posted this article, with the writer saying: "​We know this game, of course. Trump always says 'maybe' before he says 'no.' We stopped believing him years ago when he said he was considering running for this or that political office." 

And even if he does go through with it, he might have some hurdles to jump, as ESPN's Adam Caplan points out. 

"Remember this — he's got to get rid of his casino holdings. You cannot be involved in gambling and own an NFL team."

And there's also an article by the Toronto Sun that suggests even rocker Bon Jovi could be interested in purchasing the team and moving them north of border. That could make for quite the interesting bidding war, you know, if any of this is for real.