Blank Issues Statement on Wilson's Death

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank has issued a statement following the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr.

“Mr. Wilson was a visionary and pioneer of professional football.  He was instrumental in the merger of the AFL and NFL in 1970 and was a key reason for the success of the NFL as we know it today.”
“On behalf of my family and the entire Falcons organization, I extend our condolences and prayers to Ralph’s wife Mary, his daughters and his extended family, as well as to members of the Bills organization. We have lost a founding member of the NFL family, but Ralph’s lasting impact on the NFL will forever be felt.”