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Snyder Statement on Upshaw

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder issued the following comment on the death of Gene Upshaw:

"With Gene's passing the NFL has lost an innovator, players have lost their advocate, and I have lost a friend. A Hall of Fame player, Gene was also a hall of fame businessman and negotiator. He always had the best interests of the NFL players at heart, and that played a large role in building our League to the prominence it enjoys today. My prayers and the prayers of the Washington Redskins organization go out to his family at this sad time."

By Cindy Boren  |  August 21, 2008; 12:07 PM ET
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I would love to hear the statements from some other owners - notably Al Davis.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | August 21, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I know some of you already check out Cooley's blog but be sure to check it out. He's posted a portion of 2007's rookie show. This post has Jordan Palmer impersonating Gibbs. Very funny stuff.
They are supposedly posting the rest of the show in parts as well.

Posted by: BCBarney | August 21, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Very sad for Gene Upshaw. Wow, being diagnosed on a Sunday and dying that week. Brings a heavy reality to the old question of, "What would you do if you only had a week to live?"

My friend's dad faced that same question. His answer: "Eat as much KFC fried chicken as I possibly can." He died within 5 days of being similarly diagnosed, but he died with his beloved Buttermilk Biscuit in hand and surrounded by his loved ones.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 21, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Snyder post-script statement:

"Also, the Washington Post is responsible for the rising gas and food prices, the declining housing market, global warming, and the war in Iraq."

Posted by: iCowboyFan | August 21, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep to some more Sad news.

Posted by: Curzon417 | August 21, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

In the pantheon of labor leaders, Mr. Upshaw will be remembered as a giant. It's a shame the MLB Players Union and NHL Players Union never learned from Mr. Upshaw.

Posted by: McLean | August 21, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

F Midget Snyder

Best wishes to the Upshaw family.

Posted by: R. Goodell | August 21, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

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