BBC Sport - Persuading Donald Trump to buy the New Jersey Generals
How Donald Trump was persuaded to buy a football team
- From the section American football
In the early 1980s, one of Donald Trump's ambitions was to own a sport franchise. He purchased the New Jersey Generals American football team of the newly-formed USFL. Within two years, the league had collapsed and many blame Trump for its demise.
So how did he get involved with the USFL? The man tasked with selling the team was Jimmy Gould.