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Cam Neely says Jeremy Jacobs isn’t interested in buying Bills

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
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Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is not interested in buying the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Bruins team president Cam Neely said Thursday in an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Jacobs was named as one of several potential buyers of the Bills in a report Sunday in the Buffalo News. He is from the Buffalo area and his company, Delaware North, is based there. The News reported that the Jacobs family “leads the list of potential local suitors” to buy the Bills.

“He has no interest in getting out of hockey,” Neely said on the “Felger and Massarotti” program. “He’s been extremely happy with his ownership here in Boston and he’s enjoying how the team is playing. He told me that he has no interest right now, or doesn’t have any interest at all to give up the Boston Bruins.”

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NFL rules prohibit ownership of franchises in other professional leagues except in the same city, although it’s possible to use family members to bypass the rule. Neely said he was not sure whether the Jacobs family might pursue that avenue.

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