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Jon Bon Jovi-Led Group's Pursuit Of Bills Franchise "On The Rocks"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers "are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit" of the Bills, because their bid "has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic." The group on Wednesday "cancelled a scheduled tour of Ralph Wilson Stadium." The potential w...

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