John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, Jeff Russo of WKBW and John Wawrow of the Associated Press are all reporting on Thursday that prospective owners of the Buffalo Bills have been sent non-disclosure agreements and top-level information on the franchise by law firm Proskauer Rose. The news serves as the proverbial starting gun of the Bills' sale process; it signifies that the trust in charge of the team is ready to begin fielding actual bids for the franchise.
A representative for Donald Trump, through a statement sent to WGRZ's Adam Benigni, has already disclosed that the billionaire is among those that have received the NDA. (Here's hoping that they read that NDA before disclosing that bit of information.)
The news comes four weeks after Proskauer Rose and investment bank firm Morgan Stanley were hired to get the ball rolling on the sale of the franchise. At that time, it was stated that the process would begin within 30 days, putting everything right on target.
Next up in the sale process, which will likely be kept out of the public eye almost entirely: those NDAs will be signed, full sale packets will be provided to interested parties, and the bids will start to roll in. Buckle up.