BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP/WGRZ) - The sale of the Buffalo Bills has entered the next phase with prospective ownership groups meeting with team officials to prepare their formal bids.
A source confirmed to 2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni that Donald Trump was the first to receive a presentation, which took place in the Detroit-area on Wednesday. Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and a Toronto group fronted by rocker Jon Bon Jovi also have scheduled meetings.
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale process is private.
Multiple sources have also indicated to Benigni that former Sabres owner Tom Golisano has become part of the bidding process with the deadline for initial bids having been extended from the original July 29th date in an effort to attract more bidders to ultimately drive up the price.
The Buffalo News first reported Trump's meeting on its website Thursday.
During the meetings, prospective buyers receive extensive financial and background information on the franchise.
Bids are expected to be submitted within three weeks.