Just recently it was reported by Russ Brandon, CEO and President of the Buffalo Bills that Owner and Founder of the Buffalo Bill, Ralph Wilson has passed away at the age of 95.
Russ Brandon provided comment on Ralph Wilson’s passing
“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.
Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner, saw Wilson as a trusted advisor
“As a trusted advisor to his fellow league owners and the commissioner, Ralph always brought a principled and common-sense approach to issues. His lifelong loyalty to the game was instrumental in his richly deserved induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We are grateful for his many contributions to the NFL an offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Wilson family.”
Wilson’s passing has affected everyone at the meeting in Orlando where he has been an intricate part of shaping both the AFL and the NFL from what it was to what it is now.
A big question that can not be over looked is the debate as to what will happen to the team with the passing of Mr. Wilson. This question we will begin to look at from here on out. But let us all take a moment of silence and remember Mr. Wilson for the accomplishments that he has done and support that he has provided both the NFL, the Buffalo Bills and most importantly the Buffalo Bills fan base.