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Buffalo Bills sale to Terry and Kim Pegula approved by NFL owners

Buffalo Bills sale to Terry and Kim Pegula approved by NFL owners

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) --NFL owners unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula after a vote in New York City Wednesday.
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Jon Bon Jovi says he'd keep the Bills in Buffalo

Jon Bon Jovi says he'd keep the Bills in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) --Jon Bon Jovi, backed by a group based in Toronto, says he wants to keep the Bills in Buffalo.
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Jon Bon Jovi might want to buy the Buffalo Bills, report says

Jon Bon Jovi might want to buy the Buffalo Bills, report says

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi is reportedly itching to own an NFL team.
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Buffalo Bills fan falls from 300 level during game against New York Jets

Buffalo Bills fan falls from 300 level during game against New York Jets

Nov. 18 (UPI) --Buffalo Bills fan falls from upper deck during game against New York Jets on Sunday and was taken to hospital along with fan who broke his fall.
Evan Bleier
Two hospitalized after fan falls from railing at Buffalo Bills Stadium

Two hospitalized after fan falls from railing at Buffalo Bills Stadium

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Two football fans were injured after one fell "like a sack of wet cement" from a railing at the Buffalo Bills' stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., officials said.

NFL: Buffalo 37, New York Jets 14

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- EJ Manuel tossed for 245 yards with a pair of touchdowns Sunday and the Buffalo Bills snapped a three-game skid with a 37-14 win over the New York Jets.

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Buffalo Bills agree to new stadium lease

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bills and Erie County and New York state officials have reached an agreement on a lease on Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Bills owner Wilson out of hospital

Bills owner Wilson out of hospital

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is back home after being treated at a Detroit-area hospital, the NFL team says.

Buddy Nix named Bills general manager

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bills have promoted national scout Buddy Nix to general manager, the first step in a front office restructuring by team owner Ralph Wilson.
Bills name Fewell interim head coach

Bills name Fewell interim head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was named the team's interim head coach Tuesday, replacing the fired Dick Jauron.

Hall of Fame inducts six new members

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame has inducted six new members, two of them from the Buffalo Bills.

Six new members named to NFL Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Six new members will be inducted Aug. 8 into the 2009 National Football League Hall of Fame.
17 Pro Hall of Fame finalists named

17 Pro Hall of Fame finalists named

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Tuesday announced 17 finalists for its Class of 2009, including four in their first year of eligibility.

Couple arrested for sex at Bills-Jets game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Security officers at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., said a reported disturbance in a ladies' restroom turned out to be a couple having sex.
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Fans walk into the Ralph Wilson Stadium to watch the NHL Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York on January 1, 2008. The Penguins defeated The Sabres 2-1 in an overtime shootout. (UPI Photo/Jerome Davis)
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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. (October 17, 1918, in Columbus, Ohio) is the founder, owner and president of NFL's Buffalo Bills. He was one of the founding owners of the American Football League, the league that the NFL merged with in 1970. He is the oldest owner in the National Football League, at age 92. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 2009.

Wilson grew up in Detroit, Michigan, graduated from the University of Virginia and attended the University of Michigan Law School. At the University of Virginia he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is a World War II veteran. After the war ended, he took over the successful insurance business of his father and invested in Michigan area mines and factories. He eventually purchased several manufacturing outlets, construction firms, and radio stations, and founded Ralph Wilson Industries.

A minority owner of the Detroit Lions, Wilson got wind of Lamar Hunt's plans for a new league, the American Football League, to challenge the NFL. He tried to put together a team in Miami, but was turned down. His next choice was Buffalo. In September 1959, Wilson sent Hunt a telegram with the words, "Count me in with Buffalo." He named his new team the Bills, after a previous team that had played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. On October 28, 1959 the Buffalo Bills officially became the seventh AFL team. Wilson made Professional Football a resounding success in a "small market," signing such stars as Cookie Gilchrist, Jack Kemp, and Tom Sestak and Hall of Famer Billy Shaw.

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