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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Bill Belichick on Al Davis' passing

By Mike Reiss

The Kraft family is observing Yom Kippur and not reachable for immediate comment or reaction on the passing of Raiders owner Al Davis.

Bill Belichick, after Saturday's walkthrough, released the following statement:

“While I am saddened by the news of Mr. Davis’ passing, I will forever be heartened and enriched by the many personal interactions I had with him over the years. His winning, his football knowledge, his passion for his team and contributions to the league made him one of the all-time greats. By striving for the highest level of excellence with our respective teams and the game itself, we will be honoring the memory of Al Davis.”