Neely: Jacobs has 'no interest' in buying Bills

Neely: Jacobs has 'no interest' in buying Bills
April 10, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has "no interest" in buying the NFL's Buffalo Bills, Bruins team president Cam Neely said Thursday.

Neely, in his weekly appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Felger & Mazz show, said Jacobs doesn't want to give up ownership of the Bruins, which he would have to do if he bought the Bills.  Jacobs interest in the Bills was first reported this week by the Buffalo News

"He has no interest. See with the NFL and their rules he couldn't own another professional team in a different city," Neely said. "He has no interest in getting out of hockey. He's been extremely happy with his ownership here in Boston and he's enjoying how the team is playing and he told me he doesn't have any interest at all to give up the Boston Bruins."

Host Michael Felger asked if that lack of interest in the Bills extended to Jacobs' entire family. It had been speculated that perhaps one or both of the Bruins owner's sons, Jeremy Jr. or Charlie, would be involved in buying the Bills, whose founding owner, Ralph Wilson, died last month.

"That I'm not sure," Neely answered. "He really enjoys owning the Boston Bruins. I can tell you that's what he told me. He enjoys his role in the National Hockey League. He's pretty passionate about this organization."

Neely said seeing the story of Jacobs' interest in buying the Bills, first reported by Buffalo News, prompted him to discuss the issue with Jeremy Jacobs.

"After the story broke I asked him, like anybody else I wondered how true it was," Neely said, adding that it came up "just in one of the many conversations I had with him. I asked him."