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Quotes on death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson

Reaction on the death Tuesday of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson:___"He wasn't my boss, he was my friend. A magnificent guy to work with. Deeply saddened to hear about his passing. He meant so much to the game that both of us revered, and to the community of Buffalo and beyond. It's quite a loss, and he's going to be remembered so fondly by everyone who knew him." — Marv Levy, Bills Hall of Fame coach.___"Ralph Wilson was a driving force in developing pro football into America's most popular sport. He loved the game and took a chance on a startup league in 1960 as a founding owner of the American Football League. He brought his beloved Bills to western New York, and his commitment to the team's role in the community set the standard for the NFL. As a trusted adviser to his fellow league owners and the commissioner, Ralph always brought a principled and common-sense approach to issues." — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.___"I was truly blessed to be around Mr. Wilson during the glory da...

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    The Buffalo Bills will honor late owner Ralph Wilson with a public celebration and remembrance at the team's fieldhouse on April 5.The event will feature memorabilia...

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