Russ Brandon Resigns as Bills, Sabres President; Kim Pegula Named Replacement

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2018

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula, left, and his wife Kim Pegula walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
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Terry and Kim Pegula announced Tuesday that Russ Brandon has resigned as president of both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres organizations:

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A statement from Terry and Kim Pegula. https://t.co/nMRqDDl8CV

The owners will each take on his roles themselves, with Kim Pegula earning the title of president, while Terry Pegula oversees team operations.

As Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reported, the announcement comes after an "internal investigation into Brandon's workplace behavior and allegations of personal misconduct."

However, Brandon discussed the willingness to move on after two decades with the organizations.

"I have been contemplating transitioning out of my role for some time," Brandon said, per Graham. "My goal when the Pegula's purchased the franchise was to reach 20 years with the Bills in which I achieved this past November. Given where we are from a timing standpoint, particularly with the conclusion of the NFL Draft, now seems like the time to make that transition. As grateful as I am for the amazing experience and the incredible people I've had the privilege to work with the past two decades, I am just as anxious for the professional opportunities that lie ahead."

The Bills, who made the playoffs last season for the first time since 1999, also made waves in the draft by selecting quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick.

The Sabres had the worst record in the NHL in 2017-18 but won the No. 1 pick in the recentΒ draft lottery.

The Pegulas have owned the Sabres since 2011 and the Bills since 2014 following the death of Ralph Wilson.


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