Ralph Wilson statement on Bud Adams

October, 21, 2013
10/21/13
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills released the following statement Monday afternoon from owner Ralph Wilson on the death of Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams:
I am saddened to hear the news of the passing of Bud Adams. As original AFL team owners, we all shared a common bond and a deep sense of pride in where we started in 1960 to where the NFL is today and how much our fans enjoy the game of professional football. Bud certainly played an important role in the growth and development of our game and today I am remembering with great fondness all the laughs we shared with the special memories over the years. Through it all, our teams played some of the most memorable games in AFL and NFL history. I want to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Bud’s daughters Susan and Amy, and family, and to all of his many friends.

Wilson is now the final surviving AFL team owner, and having owned the Bills since their inception in 1960, is the longest-tenured owner in the NFL. He turned 95 last week.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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