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Bills owner Ralph Wilson dies

Postby stomperrob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:52 pm

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. dies at 95
By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League Editor
Published: March 25, 2014 at 03:01 p.m.
Updated: March 25, 2014 at 05:22 p.m.


ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the NFL's pillars, Ralph Wilson Jr., has died at the age of 95.

Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon announced the news Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting, an event that Wilson began attending more than forty years ago. Wilson was the founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, and the last living founder of the American Football League.

"I speak for everyone within the Bills organization when I say that we are all suffering a deep and profound sadness with the passing of our Hall of Fame owner Mr. Wilson," Brandon said. "We have lost our founder, our mentor, our friend, and this is a very difficult time for us all."

" ... Mr. Wilson had a relentless passion, a deep love for his Buffalo Bills, the City of Buffalo and the National Football League," Brandon continued. "He also loved the Bills fans and all of the people of Western New York who embraced the Bills."

Once a minority owner of the Detroit Lions, Wilson founded the Bills in 1959. They joined the NFL in 1970, a merger that Wilson helped to spark during discussions with the NFL's Colts.

Wilson, a World War II veteran, was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Under his stewardship, the Bills won two AFL titles (1964 and 1965), and made it to four Super Bowls from 1990 to 1994. The Bills released a statement Tuesday that spoke to his impact in the Buffalo community. Wilson was the only original NFL owner to keep his team in the same city.

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more: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... dies-at-95

As to any new owners looking to move the team:
http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/bills ... s-20140326
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