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Russell Wilson attending funeral with Jimmy Graham

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The news that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is absent from today’s Organized Team Activities was met by some with speculation that he’s unhappy with the status of contract talks. But that’s not the reason for Wilson’s absence.

Instead, a league source tells PFT that Wilson decided to travel to Miami to be with new teammate Jimmy Graham at the funeral of Graham’s longtime manager and mentor, Tamara Meyerson.

Meyerson, who died on Friday at the age of 45, became a mother figure for Graham, whose biological mother abandoned him when he was 11. Meyerson’s obituary names her three children and Graham as the most important people in her life.

“Tammy loved and mentored Jimmy Graham as a son. They were all always the number one priority in her life,” the obituary says.

Our condolences go out to Graham and to the Meyerson family.

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58 Responses to “Russell Wilson attending funeral with Jimmy Graham”
  1. patsstinkoftaint says: May 26, 2015 12:05 PM

    Best wishes

  2. texansfan82 says: May 26, 2015 12:05 PM

    Pretty amazing gesture by Wilson to do that for Graham. They haven’t even been on the field together and he’s willing to attend a funeral for someone close to him.

  3. bigbenh8tr says: May 26, 2015 12:06 PM

    WOW

    This is why PFT needs to be connected to facebook.

    Would love to see the same ignorant clowns from the previous article revealing their true identity

  4. 1buckeye76 says: May 26, 2015 12:06 PM

    Clearly he made these plans immediately after the former PFT report came out.

  5. bassplucker says: May 26, 2015 12:17 PM

    45? Dang.

  6. ronfai says: May 26, 2015 12:18 PM

    Lolol the walking cliche generator gets people to think he’s classy when he’s trying to fleece the team for more than he’s worth. What a joke.

  7. bigbenh8tr says: May 26, 2015 12:22 PM

    ronfai says:
    May 26, 2015 12:18 PM
    Lolol the walking cliche generator gets people to think he’s classy when he’s trying to fleece the team for more than he’s worth. What a joke.
    ___________________________________
    Guy is the definition of class. Something you clearly know nothing about

  8. xinellum says: May 26, 2015 12:31 PM

    LEADER. And he didn’t have to dance around in a circle of players screaming and shouting to prove it. Just goes to show how little we know about leaders.

  9. seabrawk12 says: May 26, 2015 12:35 PM

    Just when all you trolls thought you had the story you’ve been waiting for. Glad Russell is being there for Graham at this time, it goes to show his genuine spirit once again. Go HAWKS

  10. belichickluvsu says: May 26, 2015 12:36 PM

    Nice to hear Wilson is there to support him. That is how you form a bond with someone

  11. monique102274 says: May 26, 2015 12:43 PM

    Russell Wilson is a great guy! (Patriots fan) Two days after the Super Bowl he was at the Children’s Hospital. A reporter asked him how he could be out and about after such a devastating loss and he replied, “These children don’t care that we lost the Super Bowl. They are just happy for me to be here.” He stole my heart with that❤️

  12. bonesawisready says: May 26, 2015 12:49 PM

    Nice gesture by Wilson. But, where is the article vilifying Lynch for not being there?

  13. daysend564 says: May 26, 2015 1:01 PM

    The other thing that was being attended was the funeral for Jimmy Graham’s career.

    Seattle – where TEs go to die.

  14. tennesseeoilers says: May 26, 2015 1:07 PM

    To those of you who made critical assuming comments regarding Wilson for missing today’s practice, do you feel pretty stupid? Like a complete idiot in fact? Why yes, yes you do.

    ~ Titans Fan with No Dog in this Fight

  15. patrick33706 says: May 26, 2015 1:08 PM

    My prayers go out to Jimmy Graham and the Myerson family!

  16. RegisHawk says: May 26, 2015 1:08 PM

    RW showing more class than much of the readership on this site.

  17. bunkmcnulty says: May 26, 2015 1:22 PM

    Some people are idiots. I bet 90% of my comments here are because of the stupidity of other people who comment.

    Russell is just a great player, and a better human being than player. Nice to have a few of them around. And I am not a seahawks fan.

    The “jerk factor” is alive and well with many commenting here.

  18. rcosborne59 says: May 26, 2015 1:22 PM

    Wilson is a good person and great leader on his team.

  19. PFTcensorsRULE says: May 26, 2015 1:22 PM

    The goody two shoes act is wearing as thin as Willy Wonka and about 10 other delta bravos on this historically unlikeable team. (PS, not a pats fan either).

  20. harrisonhits2 says: May 26, 2015 1:26 PM

    That’s a shame. She was pretty young to pass away.

    I’ll be 57 this year and when I see things like this I think what if I had missed the last 12 years of my life, which have been pretty good with a lot of great experiences.

    Condolences.

  21. cri33 says: May 26, 2015 1:28 PM

    But I do believe Wilson is not happy with his contract either.

  22. mcgil38 says: May 26, 2015 1:33 PM

    Am I the only one that doesn’t understand why RW’s attending the funeral of someone he doesnt know with JG? Is JG 11 years old? Does he need RW to hold his hand? IMO this is really weird…

  23. jnbnet says: May 26, 2015 1:35 PM

    Russel is about the only one of that group who has any class

  24. briang123 says: May 26, 2015 1:36 PM

    What a beautiful woman, inside and out. To see that she is gone at age 45 is just sickening.

  25. marsalis16 says: May 26, 2015 1:38 PM

    I hope all these thumbs down were people accidentally hitting it while trying to hit the thumbs up because how pitiful of a person are you to dislike a comment about someone giving condolences to someone

  26. nhpats says: May 26, 2015 1:38 PM

    Why do people hate on Russell Wilson? He is arguably one of the top-10 QBs in the league and a nightmare to defend based on his running abilities. Unless you are a fan of the Patriots, Packers or Colts, you would love to have Wilson as your QB would you not?

  27. cimmerian77 says: May 26, 2015 1:41 PM

    This is no great gesture on Russell Wilson’s part! This is Russell Wilson just being Russell Wilson. There is something very bad going on right now with the Seahawk organization! Remember I said this: There’s a chance (if the jerks in the front office don’t man-up) that Russell Wilson might one day be part of a “Herschel Walker/Minnesota Viking” type trade one day in the not too distant future. Schneider and the Hawks powers-that-be promised they’d reward this man appropriately. Wilson was even willing to structure his new conract in such fashion that they could put even more talent around him (and the team as a whole). Now……they’re trying to pay him and say: “well, maybe you’re not quite worth that much.” This is a situation where I really doubt it’s going to turn out well for the fans of this team. Watch what happens in that city if the jerks in that front office deal him away. It’s going to et UGLY!

  28. greggfletch1 says: May 26, 2015 1:45 PM

    Purely for the hype. Russel Wilson is about Russel Wilson. This is all for good publicity. He barely knows Graham from Adam and he is attending a funeral with him. Either Graham is an arsehole with no friends or its for above mention reason.

  29. higheriqthanyou says: May 26, 2015 1:46 PM

    This must be deflating to Pats fans so desperate to shift attention.

  30. nolagirl says: May 26, 2015 1:51 PM

    monique102274 says:May 26, 2015 12:43 PM

    Russell Wilson is a great guy! (Patriots fan) Two days after the Super Bowl he was at the Children’s Hospital. A reporter asked him how he could be out and about after such a devastating loss and he replied, “These children don’t care that we lost the Super Bowl. They are just happy for me to be here.” He stole my heart with that
    __________________________

    Monique, that is so sweet I just had to repost it. Godspeed to The Jimmy Graham and his loved ones.

  31. mister305miami says: May 26, 2015 2:08 PM

    45 is a young age to die. I feel for Jimmy as she seemed to be like a mother to him. Very sad news.

  32. bigbenh8tr says: May 26, 2015 2:18 PM

    It’s a shame that NFL players have developed such bad reputations over the years that people can’t accept that this is who Russell is and none of it is an act or for attention. He was raised by 2 very strong parents and knows what it takes to be a leader and be successful.

    -The guy is undersized
    -Went to a private highschool where he was not heavily recruited
    -Committed to NC State because he was promised he could play 2 sports
    -Concussed in his first college game vs South Carolina
    -All-ACC First Team as a Freshman
    – Transferred to Wisconsin because his coach wanted to develop a pro QB (Mike Glennon)
    – Drove cross country to Wisconsin to pick up the playbook
    – Became a team captain by his peers within 2 weeks
    – Took the team to the Rose Bowl
    – Set the NCAA record for consecutive attempts without an INT
    – Including his Wisconsin numbers he would have broken every single Philip Rivers had at NC State.

    Keep on trying to hate the guy

  33. garyridgway says: May 26, 2015 2:19 PM

    I’m good now. Russell is an amazing person.

  34. sporting4231 says: May 26, 2015 2:20 PM

    This is the first I heard of her death. I am so sorry for Jimmy and her family. That is way too young. I’m glad someone in the Seahawks organization is there to support Jimmy, particularly someone of Wilson’s importance. Being new to a team with Jimmy’s background it is the strongest way to show team support despite missing his first OTA’s.

  35. reesesteel23 says: May 26, 2015 2:29 PM

    It’s not easy losing a mother Jimmy. Take it a day at a time.

    As far as RW, this is not surprising considering this is the guy that practices his post-game answers to interviews in front of the mirror and recites them. He’s using the system to get that contract and he’s playing this game very well.

  36. reesesteel23 says: May 26, 2015 2:31 PM

    Sad that RW is getting more props for attending than Jimmy is getting condolences. RW’s plan is working. Flawlessly.

  37. chawk12thman says: May 26, 2015 2:34 PM

    First and Foremost; condolences to Jimmy and her family for her passing.

    Blogs, FaceBook, Twitter, etc….social media has exponentially exploded to the point that almost everyone has to remove foot from mouth at some point. It is much to quick, unchecked and unverified. This isn’t the first time that a report has come out on PFT or elsewhere that the initial responses were wholly off base. No fault or finger pointing at individuals, here…….just a comment on the fast paced informational/dis-informational world we now live in.

  38. liftheavyorliftheavy says: May 26, 2015 2:36 PM

    bigbenh8tr says: May 26, 2015 12:06 PM

    WOW

    This is why PFT needs to be connected to facebook.

    Would love to see the same ignorant clowns from the previous article revealing their true identity

    —————-

    Yes!

  39. nowillrepeat says: May 26, 2015 2:40 PM

    Just a PR stunt while he holds out.

  40. daytontriangles says: May 26, 2015 2:41 PM

    Classy move by Wilson. My condolences to Jimmy Graham and to the family of Tamara Meyerson.

    This must be hard on Wilson. It was only February 1st of this year that he attended the funeral of the short lived Seahawks dynasty.

  41. jamezz23 says: May 26, 2015 2:55 PM

    Class act move by Russell Wilson, a true role model and leader. But I seriously wasn’t aware that graham was traded to the Seahawks! I knew he was traded but for some reason I knew it wasn’t my team aquiring him so it didn’t stand out until now.

    Good move by the Seahawks

  42. heelergirl says: May 26, 2015 3:06 PM

    Good for you Russell Wilson

  43. crisrogus says: May 26, 2015 3:11 PM

    gotta admit…I was one trash talking on the previous story before this one came out…and, yeah…I feel stupid and am ashamed of myself.

    Props, Russell.

  44. qdog112 says: May 26, 2015 3:20 PM

    You haters show your trues colors…

    Condolences to Ms. Meyerson’s family and Jimmy. You should all checkout his address from the White House to an organization of Foster Kids. There he shares his story of growing up and being saved by Ms. Meyerson.

    She was as poor as he was, when she took him in from troubled parents who didn’t want him. Shame on you all with ill-will in your hearts.

    As for Russell Wilson, he lost his father a couple years ago, so he knows how it feels. He’s just doing what he was taught to do.

  45. nowillrepeat says: May 26, 2015 3:46 PM

    This relationship is so awkward. No body hated on Jimmy Graham harder than Seahawk players. He should be home with his real family in New Orleans during this time.

  46. 400marios says: May 26, 2015 3:57 PM

    As a Packer fan, I hate the Seahawks. But man, this Russell Wilson cat makes my task pretty hard.

  47. babygaga19 says: May 26, 2015 4:22 PM

    Seattle doesnt deserve Wilson. What is he supposed to do, work for free?

  48. jmethane says: May 26, 2015 4:35 PM

    The bond being formed between those two is bad news for the rest of the league.

  49. fumblenuts says: May 26, 2015 5:05 PM

    It’s great RW is there for Jimmy, you can bank on he’ll be open big time for Wilson this season.

  50. jshawaii22 says: May 26, 2015 5:05 PM

    Jezzzusss people. The NFLPA and the NFL have a contract for all players that screwed Russell for 4 years, with a renegotiation period after the end of the 3rd, which was all of a couple months ago. Relax.

    Everyone wants more $$$. You do, I do, we all do… but you’re not working under a salary cap (again, agreed to and voted on by the same players) and the Seahawks want what the Patriots have… 10+ years of unreal success. You don’t get that by overpaying the QB. Sorry, but that’s the truth.

    By the way, from the Seahawks perspective, paying Russell this year his meager rookie 4th year pay and tagging him the next two may still be cheaper then paying him now, and allow us to sign Bobby Wagner and others to their new contracts. It’s called running a football team.

    js

  51. seahawk77 says: May 26, 2015 6:45 PM

    Herd of Turds here….wow using a single mothers death as a punchline to troll the hawks. New levels of low…..

  52. ranlgon says: May 26, 2015 7:15 PM

    Haters and trolls come with being successful. Wilson and the Seahawks have been to two SuperBowls in a row.

  53. realnflfacts says: May 26, 2015 9:59 PM

    This seems really fishy. Am I the only one?

  54. sundaybutter says: May 27, 2015 1:47 AM

    The level of troll hate on this thread is off the charts!

    Russell just being Russell and supporting his new team mate when he has just lost, for all intents and purposes his Mother. My heart goes out to Jimmy’s entire family and close friends in there unexpected loss.

  55. RegisHawk says: May 27, 2015 6:01 AM

    The team didn’t so much hate on Jimmy Graham as stand up to the media story-line that he was unstoppable. They proved he was. Apparently so many other teams have fallen for the story they never bothered to try.

    If you want to believe everything the media tells you, that’s on you. If you want to start thinking for yourself instead, welcome to the club and good luck.

  56. lastnameiswilson says: May 27, 2015 10:37 AM

    Will the Russell haters please shut up! This is not an act. He is showing support for his teamate. Cliff Avril’s father passed away as well. He will be attending as well. Seahawk fans are in morning right now. You haters are disrespectfull and call us classless? God bless to Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avrils families. R.I.P.

  57. vtopa says: May 28, 2015 2:40 PM

    Heart breaking story about Graham’s adopted mother. That woman was a Saint before Jimmy became one. RIP.

  58. usdcoyotesfan says: May 29, 2015 9:05 PM

    I knew he was traded but for some reason I knew it wasn’t my team aquiring him so it didn’t stand out until now.
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    Typical Since 12 Man.

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