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Art Rooney II: My father “gave his heart and soul” to team, league, city

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Steelers chairman and Ambassador Dan Rooney died on Thursday at the age of 84. His son, Art II, honored him with a simple but strong statement released through the team.

“It is a sad day for my family and me,” Art Rooney II said. “My father meant so much to all of us, and so much to so many past and present members of the Steelers organization. He gave his heart and soul to the Steelers, the National Football League and the City of Pittsburgh.¬†We will celebrate his life and the many ways he left us in a better place.”

Few figures in the NFL or elsewhere can or will evoke the volume of positive memories and messages that Ambassador Rooney has generated upon his passing. Statements are flowing from every corner of the NFL and beyond, and the process surely will continue in the coming days.

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7 Responses to “Art Rooney II: My father “gave his heart and soul” to team, league, city”
  1. gredw6733 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:37 PM

    Rest in Peace Mr. Rooney

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 13, 2017 9:04 PM

    … and he got nothing in return except a couple billion dollars.

  3. 55nobodysburfict says: Apr 14, 2017 12:01 AM

    RIP from Bengal Country.

  4. unfairbutbalanced says: Apr 14, 2017 7:11 AM

    There is a ripple in the force. A great one has passed.

  5. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Apr 14, 2017 8:53 AM

    Buffalove for the Rooney Family. One of the great familys who helped make the NFL.
    He was one of the owners who had a soul, and he will be missed.

  6. sallust99 says: Apr 14, 2017 12:26 PM

    Takes a special kind off ***hole to press the thumbs down button for a RIP post. RIP Mr. Rooney, class act, class organization, and a class city. The City of Champions thanks in large part to you.

  7. sallust99 says: Apr 14, 2017 12:26 PM

    Takes a special kind off *** to press the thumbs down button for a RIP post. RIP Mr. Rooney, class act, class organization, and a class city. The City of Champions thanks in large part to you.

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