ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (RELEASE) - Following a conversation with Bills owner, Ralph Wilson, todayU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer dispelled any concern that theBills are even considering leaving Buffalo. Schumer announced todaythat he spoke to Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson and learned thatnot only are the Bills not entertaining any offers to move fromBuffalo, but they have not had a single conversation with theMajestic Reality Co. Schumer said that he reached out to Mr. Wilsonand raised the issue after being concerned by media reports thatthe Bills are being wooed by an out of state real estatecompany.
“The Bills are part of the very fabric of Western NewYork, and in Western New York they will stay,” said Schumer.“Ralph Wilson is committed to Western New York, has had nocontact with any purported suitors, and flatly told me that theBills are staying in Buffalo. Period. I have long fought to keepthe team here, and will continue to do so with every bit of clout Ihave. I was tremendously reassured to learn today, directly fromRalph, that there has been zero contact with this company and thatthere is absolutely no consideration of entertaining any of thiscompany’s potential future offers. Buffalo Bills fans canrest a little bit easier tonight.”
Reports have recently emerged that a real estate company fromCalifornia will be trying to lure one of several teams –including the Bills – from their home towns to just outsideof Los Angeles. Schumer today said that this baseless attempt tolure the Bills away from their home was a figment ofMajestic’s imagination. Schumer said that he will continue tofight in any way he can to keep the Bills in Buffalo, where theybelong.
Schumer has a long history in working closely with the Bills andlast year played a leading role in securing a new NFL revenuesharing deal that would protect small market teams like the Bills.Schumer personally met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell aboutthe revenue sharing deal before it was approved last year. Schumeralso worked to gain a better home schedule for the team so it coulddraw more fans and so the region wouldn’t suffer from anyblack outs.
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