On July 1st, the first day of NHL free agency, Jessie Pegula, daughter of Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, set Buffalo’s Twitter scene ablaze with one simple Tweet: “So no Richards?”. With those 3 words, Buffalo’s hope for signing #1 free agent center Brad Richards were dashed. Speculation on Twitter and sports talk radio was rampant, even more so after Jessie deleted the Tweet. The official explanation from Jessie was that it was a “ButtTweet”.
A few days later, The Buffalo Observer learned that something similar had happened yet again. We are told by a source that while searching for her keys after tennis practice, Jessie inadvertently placed her phone in her armpit while searching though her gym bag. Jessie’s armpit, not to be outdone by her butt, proceed to send the entire log of SMS texts between Jessie Pegula and her father Terry to the BO.
This has been covered up by the mainstream press, in part because of the shocking revelations they contain about Mr.Pegula’s financial situation. Publishing these texts was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in the span of my 2 weeks as a journalist. But, in the spirit of the truth, The Buffalo Observer reluctantly releases that conversation.
Jessie Pegula: Hey Dad how are u?
Terry Pegula: I’m at the office going over finances. Not good.
Jessie Pegula: What’s the deal with Richards?
Terry Pegula: There’s something we need to talk about first, sweetie.
Jessie Pegula: What’s up? Richards wont sign with us?
Terry Pegula: It’s not that. We just can’t sign Richards. Daddy’s broke
Jessie Pegula: Haha yeah right. Have you talked to Richards agent yet?
Terry Pegula: Honey listen, Daddy spent all of our cash. All of it. After signing Lindy, Gerbe, McCormick, Ehrhoff, the new rug in the locker room put us over the top. I just put a 2nd mortgage on the house in Florida.
Jessie Pegula: Stop kidding around lol! I just heard on the radio you were on the jet going to see Richards?
Terry Pegula: That’s ridiculous honey. I sold the jet to sign Leino. Those Finns really know how to negotiate.
Jessie Pegula: Haha seriously though. People want to know the chances of signing Richards.
Terry Pegula: Honey, do you know what the word “insolvency” means?
Jessie Pegula: So no Richards?