Sabres owner in double play…No vote on drug testing
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The estate of late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has reached “a definitive agreement” to sell the franchise to Terry and Kim Pegula, who also own the NHL Buffalo Sabres. The sale is subject to being approved by a three-quarters majority of the NFL’s 31 owners, which is expected to come at league meetings on Oct. 8.
The Pegulas have committed to keeping the Bills in Buffalo. The franchise is valued at $935 million by Forbes but the sale price is expected to exceed $1 billion.
The Pegulas are nearing completion on a privately funded $172 million downtown hockey/entertainment complex called HarborCenter adjacent to the Sabres’ arena.
In other NFL news:
— The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. The players union also is pushing for neutral arbitration in the appeals process and is seeking higher thresholds for positive marijuana tests.