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Vancouver Canucks chairman Francesco Aquilini explored purchasing the Buffalo Bills.

But he has informed The Buffalo News his family has withdrawn from the process.

"I'm always exploring potential business opportunities, and I'm passionate about sports. So this is something that interested me," Aquilini said in a statement to The News. "However, we are not planning to pursue the opportunity further."

The Bills appealed to the Aquilini family enough that it signed the nondisclosure agreement for access to the Bills' financial data.