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Schumer: Bills staying in Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills have not had conversations with a California real estate company that this week said it would try to lure the franchise or the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise to Los Angeles, and the Bills are committed to Buffalo, Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday.

Schumer, D-N.Y., called Bills owner Ralph Wilson after representatives of Majestic Realty Co., which is trying to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles, said Buffalo and Jacksonville topped the list of teams they would try to recruit.

Wilson has said repeatedly he does not plan to move the team. That feeling was reiterated this week by a Bills spokesman in response to the Majestic Realty announcement.

“The Bills are part of the very fabric of Western New York, and in Western New York they will stay,” Schumer said in a statement. “Ralph Wilson is committed to Western New York, has had no contact with any purported suitors, and flatly told me that the Bills are staying in Buffalo.”

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  1. And why should we believe Chuckles Schumer? Let’s hear this from Ralph Wilson directly, not a career politician.

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