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Bills and Sabres COO, Bills legal counsel fired for having romantic relationship, AP source says
A person briefed on the matter tells The Associated Press the newly appointed chief operating officer of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres has been fired along with the Bills' general counsel because the two were in a romantic relationship
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Roth, the newly appointed chief operating officer of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres, was fired on Wednesday along with the Bills' general counsel, Kathryn D’Angelo, because the two were in a romantic relationship, a person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the dismissals. The Athletic first reported the firings.
In a joint telephone interview with The AP Wednesday night, Roth and D'Angelo confirmed they were dismissed without going into detail. They said they enjoyed their time working for the teams' owners, Terry and Kim Pegula, as well as Terry's daughter, Laura.
“Both Kathryn and I wish the Pegulas the best of luck and we think the world of Terry, Kim and Laura, and the rest of the team,” Roth said, referring to his staff. “And we will be cheering the Bills and Sabres on from afar.”