BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump's attorney confirmed the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills.
Michael Cohen referred to Trump as ''a viable option'' in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday after being informed of the decision by Morgan Stanley, a firm overseeing the sale for late owner Ralph Wilson's estate.
Trump's selection comes after prospective groups submitted non-binding bids Tuesday. It's unclear which other bidders have been chosen to advance.
NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula submitted a bid. A Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi was expected to submit a bid.
The next step is for finalists to obtain the Bills' financial information before submitting a formal bid.
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