Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt released a statement on the passing of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
The NFL felt the passing of longtime Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney this week, with many fellow owners, players, former players and people associated with the NFL making statements about his loss. Clark Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs owner, was one of those expressing their own condolences to the family and honoring the career work and legacy of Rooney and his family.
From the Chiefs main site, Hunt issued the following statement:
"“Our family has been blessed to call Dan and the Rooney family our partners and dear friends for more than six decades, and we are deeply saddened by today’s news. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with Patricia, Art, the Rooney family and the entire Steelers organization.With humility, class and an unwavering devotion to the good of the game, Dan Rooney shaped the modern NFL. The sustained success of his teams made him a model to be emulated and admired by his peers, and his character and the strength of his convictions left a legacy that made our game better.”"
The Rooney family bought the Steelers in 1933 and Dan Rooney took over the team after his father’s death in 1988. The Rooney family has been responsible for so much in NFL history, from help with expansion, rule changes, continuity among their own team’s leadership and of course as a model franchise that has brought home six Super Bowl titles.
Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2000. He passed away on April 13 at the age of 84.