Legendary NFL Coach and Broadcaster, John Madden, passed away today at the age of 85.
"On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families," NFL CommissionerRoger Goodell said in the statement. "We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
"Nobody loved football more than Coach. Hewasfootball. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today."
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