Art Rooney II Releases Statement on the Passing of Steve Sabol

NFL Films President Steve Sabol passed away today at the age of 69 from brain cancer. A staple of NFL highlight films and movies, Sabol was always great to watch.

Steelers President Art Rooney II released a statement about the passing of Sabol.

Steve Sabol was a dear friend to the Rooney Family and he will be missed by the entire NFL community. The impact that Steve Sabol and his father Ed have had on the NFL in creating and growing NFL Films will continue to be enjoyed for years to come by NFL fans everywhere. He was a genius in his work, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.

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  • Ben Dover

    The death of Steve Sabol is a major loss for the NFL and its fans.

    The growth of the NFL can be attributed to the influence of a handful of men, like Pete Rozell, Lamar Hunt, and Steve Sabol and his father Ed.

    This is a sad day for football, pray for the comfort of those he left behind.

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