Bills, Sabres president Brandon resigns amid investigation

Russ Brandon, president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres, resigned from his post Tuesday.

Terry and Kim Pegula, who own Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which runs both teams, released a statement accepting Brandon's resignation. Kim will take over as president of the Bills and Sabres effective immediately while Terry continues to oversee team operations.

"We have a tremendous amount of confidence in the strong leadership teams we have built within each of those entities over the last several years," the Pegulas said in a statement. "We are excited about the direction of our teams, especially after this past weekend's NFL draft and NHL lottery results. Our focus remains on building championship teams on and off the field for our fans and community."

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Brandon served as president of the Bills since 2013 and filled the same role for the Sabres since 2015, after the Pegulas bought the team. He had been with the Bills since 1997. Brandon spent three seasons from 2008-10 as the Bills' general manager, amassing a 17-31 record.

Brandon's resignation comes after the company conducted an internal investigation into his workplace behavior and allegations of personal misconduct, according to a report from The Buffalo News.

"I have been contemplating transitioning out of my role for some time," Brandon wrote in a statement. "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."

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The Bills are fresh off their first playoff appearance since 1999 and selected highly touted quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh pick in last week's draft. The Sabres finished last in the NHL last season but won the lottery for the first pick in next month's NHL draft over the weekend.

--Field Level Media