FROM THE TWITTER-VERSE
Great loss to the Lions family today. My condolences go out to The Ford's. Keeping them in my prayers. #Lions—
Calvin JohnsonJr. (@Bigplaycj) March 9, 2014
The Suh Family's thoughts and prayers are with the Ford Family and @DetroitLionsNFL .The city of Detroit lost a great man today.—
Ndamukong Suh(@NdamukongSuh) March 9, 2014
Sad to hear the news about Mr. Ford! Condolences sent to his family! R.I.P.!!—
Glover QuinJr (@GloverQuin27) March 9, 2014
Today the city of Detroit lost a great man! RIP Mr. William Clay Ford—
Reggie Bush(@ReggieBush) March 9, 2014
Rest In Paradise William Clay Ford Senior. Extending my deepest sympathies to the Ford family, may peace & comfort come to you. #OnePride—
Steven Miller(@Steevie_Mo) March 9, 2014
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Ford Family & @DetroitLionsNFL - Mr. Ford was a visionary that will be missed by us all.— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) March 9, 2014
We want to extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the @DetroitLionsNFL and the Ford family on the passing of Mr. Ford.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 9, 2014
Thoughts and prayers go out for the Ford family and @DetroitLionsNFL on the passing of legendary Owner William Clay Ford Sr.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) March 9, 2014
LM: #Bears send condolences to the Detroit Lions following the death of their owner William Clay Ford.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 9, 2014
Rest in peace, William Clay Ford Sr.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 9, 2014
"For five decades, Mr. Ford's passion for the Lions, Detroit, and the NFL was the foundation of one of the NFL’s historic franchises. As an NFL owner, Mr. Ford helped bring the NFL through enormous periods of change and growth, always guided by his commitment to what was best for the NFL and his beloved Lions. All of us in the NFL extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Ford's wife Martha, Bill Ford, Jr. and the entire Ford family." -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
"I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Ford. He was a man of great integrity who loved his family and his Lions. Bill was well respected within our league as well as the city of Detroit and his contributions to both were numerous. We have all lost a good friend with his passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and many friends." -- Ralph Wilson, Jr.
"It’s a sad moment to hear of Mr. Ford’s passing.
"I’m just thankful as a player to have met him and I’m thankful to continue to know his family and their commitment to this organization and the state of Michigan.
"I hope that someday the Lions will be crowned champions to show and to honor his commitment to this organization and to those that have come through it.
"The Ford family will remain in my family’s thoughts and prayers." -- Former WR Herman Moore
"I am extremely saddened by the passing of Mr. Ford. He was a tremendous owner, as well as a respected and passionate leader of our football team.
"He gave me and many people in the city of Detroit an opportunity to be a part of something great. He was a joy to play for, and his love for the Lions and the city of Detroit will be something we all remember.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity and the honor to play for Mr. Ford and his beloved Lions." -- QB
"William Clay Ford's impact on both the National Football League and the automotive industry have been significant. He had a great passion for both the city of Detroit and the Detroit Lions. Today, we mourn his passing. The entire NFL has lost a dear and valued friend. We extend our condolences to William's wife Martha and his entire family." -- Gayle & Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints