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An article Thursday on efforts by the Jacobs family to keep the Bills in Buffalo had an imprecise explanation of the NFL’s policy on cross-ownership of sports teams. The NFL bars its owners from owning a team in another sports league in another NFL city. In other words, the Bills’ owner couldn’t own the Detroit Red Wings, because Detroit has the NFL’s Lions, but could own the Columbus Blue Jackets, because there’s no NFL team there. Further, NFL owners may own an NHL or NBA team in their own market.

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