Twitter users react to the passing of Bills owner Ralph Wilson
Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson passed away Tuesday at the age of 95. Twitter users recounted stories about the late owner.
Beloved Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson passed away Tuesday. Twitter users shared stories and photos about the longtime owner of the Bills. The team released a statement on his passing and can be read here.
.@nflcommish: “Ralph Wilson was a driving force in developing pro football into America's most popular sport...— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) March 25, 2014
Best Ralph Wilson story: In the early 1960s, he loaned the Raiders $400,000 so they could stay solvent and the AFL could survive.— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) March 25, 2014
I'd like to send my condolences to the Wilson family. Mr Ralph Wilson drafted me in the first round in 2006 and was always there for me...— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) March 25, 2014
Bills team president Russ Brandon, on verge of tears: "I talked to him every day. They don't make them like Ralph Wilson. They just don't."— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) March 25, 2014
Jus heard the news of Mr. Ralph Wilson passing. Sending Thoughts and Prayers to the Wilson Family! I owe him a tremendous amount for— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) March 25, 2014
Opportunity to be a Bill! Mr. Wilson has done a lot for not only me and my teammates, but the entire NFL family. He truly will be missed!— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) March 25, 2014
R.I.P mr. Wilson... Thank you doesn't describe how truly grateful I am for the opportunity you gave me to play a game I love. #Bills— jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) March 25, 2014
LM: #Bears send condolences to the Buffalo Bills on the death of their owner Ralph Wilson, a WWII vet who founded the Bills.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 25, 2014
Prayers going out to the family of Ralph Wilson. The NFL is a better product, for his influence on the game.— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) March 25, 2014
Ralph Wilson was one of the great gentleman owners in the #NFL. My condolences to the Wilson family.— Fran Tarkenton (@Fran_Tarkenton) March 25, 2014
Ralph Wilson called #Bills CEO Russ Brandon four days ago about a safety prospect he believed was a 3rd or 4th rounder. Amazing.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2014
Ralph Wilson was an old-school owner. Toronto was a misadventure, but he kept faith with Buffalo, right to the end.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 25, 2014
Saddened to hear of the passing of Ralph Wilson. Great man. Proud to have played for his team. #bills— Drew Bledsoe (@DrewBledsoe) March 25, 2014
"He's one of the most humble guys I have ever met." - @CJSPILLER— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 25, 2014
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