Jon Bon Jovi Dismisses Bid To Buy Tennessee Titans Football Team
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has shot down rumors linking him to co-ownership of the Tennessee Titans.
Recent reports suggested the “Livin’ On A Prayer” singer was among a group of investors looking to purchase the franchise from the heirs of late owner Bud Adams, who died in 2013, even though the team isn’t officially on the market.
The claims surfaced over the weekend, when CBS Sports reporter Jason LaCanfora alleged the singer “would have considerable interest” if a deal was offered, but Bon Jovi has now dismissed the suggestion.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, he wrote, “Rumors of my interest in the Tennessee Titans are nothing more than that. I am not part of any group perusing a team that is not for sale.”
The news emerges over a year after Bon Jovi attempted to add NFL co-owner to his resume after joining a Canadian consortium to launch a bid for New York-based team the Buffalo Bills, which was put up for sale following the death of longtime owner Ralph Wilson in March 2014. He subsequently bowed out of the organization, which ended up losing out to multi-billionaire businessman Terry Pegula and his wife Kim.
The 53-year-old rocker is no stranger to sports ownership. He previously took charge of arena football team the Philadelphia Soul.