- The Washington Times - Monday, June 29, 2009

From combined dispatches

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is in no hurry to have his team play more than one annual regular-season game in Toronto.

Wilson told the Associated Press on Sunday he would prefer waiting “two or three years” to determine whether the northern experiment is a success before he would consider reworking the contract reached last year with Toronto-based Rogers Communications. The Bills are locked into playing five regular-season - one a year - and three preseason games in Toronto under the agreement that runs through 2012.

Rogers officials have expressed interest in adding at least one additional regular-season game a year, particularly if the NFL goes forward with a proposal to expand its regular-season schedule to 17 or 18 games.

Wilson said an expanded schedule wouldn’t make a difference at this point.

“I’m sure they want another game. And who knows?” Wilson said in an interview conducted at his home outside Detroit. “I don’t know whether they’ll get another game or not. We’ll have to see how it works out up there.”

The series kicked off last year to mixed results as the Bills became the NFL’s first team to play annual regular-season games outside the United States.

High-priced tickets averaging just under $200 were considered a major reason why Toronto organizers experienced difficulty selling out Buffalo’s regular-season game against Miami on Dec. 7. There were also thousands of empty seats for Buffalo’s preseason game against Pittsburgh in August.

CHIEFS: Former Kansas City lineman Richard Baldinger was involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon that left a woman dead.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Marilyn Walters, 61, of Grain Valley was killed when the car she was in collided with a car driven by the 49-year-old Baldinger.

The patrol said two people in Walters’ car were injured. Baldinger was not listed as injured.


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