Howard Milstein tells The Buffalo News he will not bid on the Buffalo Bills or participate in any attempt to purchase the team.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) May 12, 2014
Howard Milstein said he will tap into his resources and contacts to help keep Bills in WNY and make his acreage in Niagara Falls available.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) May 12, 2014
Milstein owns pieces of land suitable for a new stadium in Niagara Falls and has previously bid unsuccessfully for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins in addition to owning the New York Islanders from 1997-1999. He joins a long list of people with Western New York ties that say they will do what they can to keep the team in Buffalo without buying the team, though it remains unclear what any of that would involve.
Donald Trump continues to be the only person publicly identifying himself as a possible future owner, while Jim Kelly's family has said the Hall of Famer would like to be part of a new group. Other potential names, like rock star Jon Bon Jovi and the Jacobs family, have not publicly declared their intent to bid on the team, but reports have them involved.