Rochester, NY (WBEN) The former owner of the Buffalo Sabres confirmed his interest in buying the Buffalo Bills as he accepted an award from a Rochester high school.
Answering student questions, Golisano told those in attendance at Bishop Kearney High School his interest, calling the team a very important asset for the region.
"The important thing is someone buys (the team) and keeps it in western New York," he told USA TODAY. "Do I feel it has to be me? No, I'm not possessed about owning the Buffalo Bills, just as I wasn't possessed about owning the Buffalo Sabres. They were in danger of leaving, too. In fact they were a lot closer to leaving than the Bills are. I got involved then because I wanted to keep that entity in western New York, and I want to keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York."
There were rumblings last week Golisano would team up with developer Scott Congel in a bid to buy the Bills and build a stadium at the Seneca Mall site. But today, Golisano said it's too soon to talk about a new stadium and denied the report of a partnership with Congel.