Bleujayone Posted April 5, 2006 Share Posted April 5, 2006 Wilson Doubts Long-Term Viability of Bills in WNYBuffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson says the "long-term viability" of the Bills franchise "may be in serious doubt." Wilson laid it on the line with New York Governor George Pataki. Buffalo News 4 Sports Director Dennis Williams reports.Monday in Albany, Bills owner Ralph Wilson met with Governor George Pataki.Wilson wanted to outline the future competitive and financial challenges that continue to face the NFL's smaller-market teams like the Buffalo Bills.As one of only two NFL owners who voted against the recent collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players, (30-2) Wilson has been outspoken about how bad he believes the deal is for teams like the Bills.Wilson says, "While I am committed to Western New York, the long-term viability of our franchise may be in serious doubt."Wilson went on to say that he did not want to "sugar-coat" this, and Governor Pataki said the security of the Bills in Western New York is of vital interest to all of New York State.*This only adds to the rumors that Wilson has already considered other locations such as Toronto, Minnesota (should the Vikes skip town)and yes even Los Angeles. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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