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Buffalo Bills owner dies

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:10 a.m. CDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — During his 95 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson went from fan to “Foolish Club” member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, enjoying every step along the way.

The NFL lost the person regarded as the league’s “conscience” on Tuesday, when Wilson died at his home around 1:40 p.m. Bills president Russ Brandon announced Wilson’s death at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Wilson played an integral role in establishing the modern game, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

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