BUFFALO (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.
Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise.
The team is for sale following the death of owner Ralph Wilson in March. Trump is one of many who have shown interest in buying it. Others include Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, rock star Jon Bon Jovi and former Sabres owner Tom Golisano.
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen tells The Associated Press the Trump bid package will be submitted Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement today, in concert with the due date for preliminary ownership bids for the Buffalo Bills:
"Over the past few months I have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue with a number of potential buyers as well as with the NFL and local and state leaders. I am confident as preliminary bids are submitted, and as we move into the next phase of this process, that there will be a number of serious bidders who will commit to keeping the Buffalo Bills in Western New York for decades to come. In the coming weeks I plan to continue to engage with those bidders, as well as with the league office and the current ownership to ensure that one of those bidders committed to Western New York is successful in this process. As I have said from the beginning when it comes to the next owner of the Buffalo Bills there can be only one litmus test: someone willing to keep the Buffalo Bills in Western New York for generations to come."