Small private funeral held for Ralph Wilson in Detroit

A small, private funeral was held for Bills owner Ralph Wilson Saturday in his hometown of Detroit.

Wilson passed away Tuesday at the age of 95 as the longest tenured owner in the NFL.

Members of Bills upper management, head coach Doug Marrone, General Manager Doug Whaley, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were among those who attended the service.

Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon texted 2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni the following comment from Detroit.

"On behalf of the Wilson family, we appreciate the outpouring of support. Today was a tremendous tribute to the legacy of Mr. Wilson for his love of his family, friends, country, and professional football. The celebration highlighted his contribution to his country and his passion for the Bills and our great fans throughout our region."

2-On-Your-Side did not travel to Detroit for the service to repsect the family wishes that it be private.

The Bills have announced a public memorial for Wilson next Saturday April 5 from 1-4pm in the team's fieldhouse in Orchard Park.


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