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Bills Host Ralph Wilson Memorial

Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills hosted a public memorial for Ralph Wilson in the team's fieldhouse on Saturday.

For three hours hundreds of fans filed in to the fieldhouse to see artifacts from the Bills' past including numerous trophys and Wilson's office. At the end of the memorial Mary Wilson, who is now the team's controlling owner, greeted fans and thanked them for their support.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank Bills fans and people everywhere for their tremendous outpouring of love for Ralph," Wilson said in a statement released on Saturday. "Their heartfelt condolences and warm wishes have truly been a comfort for me, Ralph’s daughters Christy and Dee Dee, Mary Owen and the entire Wilson family during this difficult time.”

Some Bills legends also took the time to come and remember their former owner.

"As one of his players, it was always a special treat when he'd come out on the practice field on a Friday," former Bills Quarterback Frank Reich said. "I think that sticks out about Wilson more than anything else, he was just so down to earth."

"He made a statement," said former Bills reciever Andre Reed. "He took a chance with a bunch of other owners to make the league the way it is and he achieved what he wanted to."



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