July 24, 2014

NFL Story
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: April 3, 2014 04:10:57 PM


Wilson's widow takes ownership of Bills

Mary Wilson, the widow of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., is now the controlling owner, the team announced Thursday.
The Bills said in a statement that the franchise will eventually be sold.
"A process will be established at an appropriate time for the sale of the franchise," the statement said. "This process will ensure that the club complies and is faithful to NFL rules and to its obligations to New York State and Erie County. We plan to have detailed discussions with the NFL, the State and County, and others as we determine the timing and structure of any sales process."
Ralph Wilson died last week at the age of 95. Mary Wilson, whom he married in 1999, was his third wife.
Bills CEO Russ Brandon will retain operational control of the team.
"I have complete confidence in Russ Brandon, our president and CEO, to continue his duties of running the organization," Mary Wilson said in a statement. "General manager Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone remain empowered by Russ to run the football operation.


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