Updated: 05/22/2014 5:37 PM
Created: 05/22/2014 2:16 PM WHEC.com
Tom Golisano's name will forever be connected with Rochester but now the Golisano name could also soon be connected to the Buffalo Bills. According to a source, the billionaire is expected to be the lead bidder to purchase the franchise.
Western New York wants an owner who is going to keep the Bills in Buffalo and Golisano would do just that and his track record backs that sentiment.
The former Buffalo Sabres owner has intentions of bidding on the Bills and according to a source, Golisano will seek NFL pre-approval.
The 72-year-old founder of Paychex purchased the Sabres in 2003 and then sold the franchise to Terry Pegula in 2011. During that sale, Golisano made it clear he would only hand the team over to someone who would keep them in Buffalo.
On Wednesday, the Bills announced Morgan Stanley and Proskauer Rose will aid in the sale of the team and begin contacting potential buyers within the next 30 days.
Other names you should expect to here over the next 30 days include Jon Bon Jovi and Donald Trump.